The Beach Guide

Southbourne Beach (Bournemouth)

Southbourne Beach (Bournemouth) - Dorset

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Southbourne is a sandy beach located in the eastern suburbs of Bournemouth. Quieter than the other Bournemouth beaches, and therefore popular with locals, Southbourne is easily accessed via the Fisherman's Walk Cliff Railway, which also serves Boscombe and Bournemouth. Plentiful parking and a promenade with beach huts and a range of refreshments.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed on parts of the beach throughout the year.

Dorset dog friendly beaches »


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Pub nearby

    Nearest town



    BH6 4AY

    OS grid ref.

    SZ 1471 9106

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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