The Antarctic Peninsula and its nearby islands are considered to have the mildest living conditions in Antarctica. The average temperature around the station in the coldest month (August) is -6.8°С (19.76°F), and +1.1°С (34°F) in February, the warmest. Russian polar residents have nicknamed the Bellingshausen Station "kurort" (Russian: курорт), which is a Germanloan word meaning "resort".
The station made an appearance during an episode of Syfy's Destination Truth when Josh Gates and his team visited the station when they were investigating nearby Deception Island for paranormal activity. They interviewed the scientists and were given a tour of the base.