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Southbourne is popular with the locals being quieter than the other bournemouth beaches. It is a sandy beach (slightly stony) with good facilities. Southbourne is a Blue Flag beach.

Local info: There is a beach office, Lifeguard cover from May through to September and a Kidzone.

Parking: There are 2 car parks next to the beach: Warren Edge holds 192 cars, 5 for disabled use, Postcode BH6 4BE. Southbourne Cross Roads holds 78 cars, 2 for disabled use, Postcode BH6 3NH.

Bus: The number 1c Yellow Bus (from Poole to Bournemouth Square to Christchurch) stops about 10 minutes walk away from the beach. It runs generally every 20 minutes in summer.

Seafront Information Centre
Undercliff Drive
01202 451781

Bournemouth Tourism

Southbourne Beach
Southbourne Beach
Southbourne Beach


  Car park map

Transport info
Yellow Buses
  Bistro on the beach
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Southbourne Beach