Bournemouth is located in the county of Dorset, South West England, four miles west of the town of Christchurch, 77 miles south-east of Cardiff, and 94 miles south-west of London. Bournemouth lies five miles south-west of the Hampshire border, and was historically in the county of Hampshire. Bournemouth falls within the unitary authority of Bournemouth. It is in the BH1 postcode district. The post town for Bournemouth is Bournemouth.
Bournemouth is in the ceremonial county of Dorset, the historic county of Hampshire, and the administrative county of Bournemouth.
Bournemouth is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Dorset, and towards the easternmost extremity of Dorset.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Bournemouth is BH1 1LN.
Bournemouth is situated towards the southernmost extremity of the BH1 postcode district, and towards the westernmost extremity of the BH1 postcode district.
The post town for Bournemouth is Bournemouth. Bournemouth is in the BH1 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Bournemouth.
The centre of Bournemouth is located at position 50.72098° latitude and -1.87669° longitude.
The centre of Bournemouth is located at the grid reference easting 408801 and northing 91268 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Bournemouth relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Bournemouth to the centre of the town.
Position of Bournemouth relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Bournemouth to the centre of the city.