Places To Stay in Christchurch

Longing to escape to a quaint riverside town on the beautiful Dorset coast?

Being a picturesque and historic harbour-side town with award-winning beaches, two rivers and a stunning natural harbour, Christchurch offers an idyllic bolt hole for any holiday or short break by the seaside.

There is lots to see and do to occupy your days (those not spent on the glorious beaches!) along with a wide choice of restaurants and cafes.

You'll find a selection of accommodation within walking distance of Christchurch town centre and the Quay, many with river or sea views and some beautifully positioned on the river bank or harbour’s edge. Some are also located in the delightful coastal villages of Mudeford and Highcliffe-On-Sea which are just a few minutes drive away.

Hotels and B&Bs

Your accommodation is an integral part of your stay, so you'll be pleased to hear that Christchurch offers a choice of modern hotels and charming guest accommodation - all providing a welcome retreat, whatever your taste or budget.

Enjoy the spacious rooms of a harbourside hotel, with maybe a spa or restaurant, to give you everything you need for a wonderful break all under one roof. Or for more flexibility book a charming B&B or guesthouse - the knowledgeable owners will suggest great places to explore on your days out and wonderful restaurants to try during your stay.

Christchurch’s friendly hotel staff and guesthouse owners look forward to welcoming you to the area to make your stay extra special and one to remember. 

Waterside delights

Organising your getaway is simple with a wonderful range of accommodation to choose from. Imagine sweeping views of the coastline from your patio, watching boats meander by on the river from your deck, or waking to the sound of birdsong.

Several properties are directly on the harbour-side or river bank, some even include fishing rights, so you may want to pack your rod and tackle!

Self catering accommodation in Christchurch

From spacious modern apartments to quaint cottages, there are properties to suit all, whether you prefer modern open plan living, or cosy rooms with characterful features. Perhaps you prefer life on one level, so an apartment or bungalow would be best, a property with a garden or terrace, or something higher up with a view.

Riverside Park has 8 self catering townhouses located on the banks of the River Stour. It's an easy walk to the town centre shops, restaurants, Christchurch Quay and other local attractions. Each house sleeps between 2 and 6 guests and features a patio with outside seating, garden and balcony. Undercover parking to each house is available together with space to bring a boat on a trailer, kayaks or bikes.

Touring Caravan and Holiday Parks

Looking for a motorhome or caravan park that offers the best of both coast and countryside? With numerous nature reserves and the stunning New Forest National Park on the doorstep, Christchurch is the perfect location.

Whether you are coming with a partner, family or friends, the areas natural and historic attractions, plus a host of events, ensure that you can do as much or as little as you like!

Perhaps you’d like to explore the area on foot or two wheels, or head into Christchurch town centre for some shopping. Or maybe you want a night out at the Regent Centre theatre and cinema or to find a traditional country pub for something to eat. There's lots of choice on offer for all budgets.


On a camping or glamping holiday you can really get back to nature, wake to the sound of birdsong, breathe the fresh country air, explore the countryside and wildlife around you, and simply feel yourself relaxing.

Quiet and friendly rural campsites or larger holiday parks nestled on peaceful riverbanks or overlooking the spectacular coastline - whatever you seek, find the perfect outdoor space for you to enjoy this beautiful area.

Travelling with family or friends?

Look out for properties with multiple units, so that you can really enjoy time together, with enough space for everyone.

Riverside Park offers up to 8 townhouses for families or friends sleeping between 2 and 6 people. Great for family reunions, get-togethers with friends or just large family holidays.

Don’t delay, book your getaway today

Countryside or coast, contemporary or 'olde' world, we are sure you will find what you are looking for in Christchurch. Picture your perfect holiday home and book now.