Southbourne Beach (Bournemouth)

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

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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

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Activities

  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Good fishing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing
  • Water skiing
  • Wind surfing

Facilities

  • Pub nearby

Nearest town

Bournemouth

Postcode

BH6 4AY

OS grid ref.

SZ 1471 9106

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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Southbourne Beach (Bournemouth) Reviews

Jewel of the South coast!

Marc
Oct 12th 2020

Incredible long sandy beach, near Hengisberry Head with simply stunning views across the Isle of Wight and across to Studland Bay! Far less commercial And less busy than the ‘Bournemouth end’ of the beach.

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