Popular Lettings in Boscombe
Highlights in Boscombe
- Long beach
- Modern accommodations
- Boscombe Pier
- Coastal Activity Park
- Vintage shopping
Most popular in Boscombe
Holiday Rentals and Lettings in Boscombe
Boscombe is a small seaside resort village with a long and wide sandy beach. With a wide range of lettings stretching along the coast, you can lounge on the beach all day, footsteps away from your accommodation. Alternatively, if you prefer to be in the middle of it all, you can stay somewhere more central, with numerous lettings close to the Sovereign Shopping Centre.Chic apartments for a beach getaway
Most lettings by the beach in Boscombe are modern flats, usually for two to four people. If you are travelling in a larger group, you may want to opt for accommodation farther away from the beach, where detached or terrace houses offer more room. While the apartment buildings are mostly contemporary, the detached and terrace houses and the rest of the buildings boast more elaborate architectural styles like Victorian, Art Deco, and 1950s modernist.
Holidays in Boscombe
The area and getting around
The most important attraction of Boscombe is, of course, its beach. With several kilometres of pristine, sandy beaches, you might well think you have landed in southern Europe. The weather is also on your side, since this area of England enjoys more sunshine and higher temperatures than anywhere else in the country. Right in the centre is recently restored Boscombe Pier, which offers free entry and great views down the coast.Shopping galore
Boscombe offers a twice-weekly market on its pedestrian precinct, a locals favourite due its warm and friendly atmosphere and great prices. You can also browse for jewellery and clothing along Boscombe’s central streets. If you prefer to shop indoors, the Sovereign Centre shopping mall offers something even for the pickiest of shopaholics. With over 40 shops to choose from, shopping is made easy at Sovereign Centre. Another interesting shopping area, where you can delve back into the Victorian era, is the Royal Arcade, which has numerous independent shops, galleries, and even tarot reading.
Travellers and activities
The Coastal Activity Park is the biggest draw for families who choose Boscombe as their holiday destination. Stretching over 1km on both sides of Boscombe Pier, it offers a cavalcade of free outdoor activities for both adults and children. Everything from table tennis to a gym trail and swing ball, bouldering rocks and slacklining, you will be sure to find a fun activity for the entire family. If you are more musically inclined, then there is a musical trail for you and your children to enjoy, with hand-crafted musical instruments that line the Pier, making it a true sonic challenge for adults and children alike.Boscombe for couples
The long sandy beaches are just one of the features that make Boscombe ideal for a romantic getaway. Long romantic walks at sunset along its seemingly never-ending beach are a must for couples, but if you want a change of scenery, you can also enjoy a romantic break at the Chine and Italianate Gardens. This park was recently restored to its Victorian glory and even features a mini golf course and a cafe, where you can stop for a leisurely game and a refreshing après-golf drink.
At the end of the mini-golf course on Boscombe pier your ball drops into the sea – a real treat for the fish as your ball is made of fish-food!
Top 5 travel tips in Boscombe
Boscome Cliff Gardens, originally opened in 1900, offers a bracing walk that merges it with the Overcliff Local Nature Reserve. It is a perfect getaway from sea winds, and it even features a mini golf course and a cafe to have a relaxing drink.2.Have a cultural evening at the theatre
The Shelley Theatre, originally built in 1870, was the performing home of the internationally acclaimed Shelley family. An absolute gem, the atmosphere, history and character of the building only adds to the quality of the performances.3.See the annual air show
If you are in town at the end of August, this free award-winning annual Bournemouth Air Festival is held between Boscombe Pier and Bournemouth Pier. It showcases aircraft from the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force, and the civil aviation displays are just as captivating.4.Party it up in a nightclub
For a town this size, Boscombe offers a surprisingly bustling nightlife scene. The town’s bohemian vibe attracting rising talent from around the country to its bars and clubs. Don’t miss the popular O2 Academy which hosts international artists. It is quite simply an outstanding Grade II listed music venue and clubbing institution.5.Take in the vintage vibe
Spend the afternoon browsing at Boscombe Pokesdown’s Vintage Quarter. Head east from the centre on Christchurch Road, and you will be able to root through all sorts of vintage and retro items, some of which will be considerably more valuable than the asking price!