Southbourne is a beautiful, lively suburb, located towards the east of Bournemouth, with stunning coastal panoramas. Situated near Hengistbury Head, residents can enjoy beautiful sea views all year round.
Southbourne has a wide variety of properties to choose from, but is especially well-known for its modern, sea-facing bungalows. Properties along Southbourne OverCliff Drive often feature beautiful balconies – perfect for those summer evenings. As such, Southbourne has proven an ideal place to retire, or buy a family, or even second, home.
The area also has seafront land for sale – perfect if you are planning on building a new home from scratch, and fancy a fantastic view!
The local high street is small but well-equipped with shops, banks and pharmacies, as well as plenty of eateries and pubs. Southbourne’s High Street was featured in 2014 on ‘Location, Location, Location’ recommending its lively atmosphere and ‘funky’ boutiques.
The suburb is idyllic and very green – residents can enjoy Southbourne’s Blue Flag Beach, Fisherman’s Walk. Here, you will find the charming Fisherman’s Walk Cliff Lift, built in 1935. The award-winning Seafield Gardens are worth a visit – complete with bowling greens and tennis courts, and also feature a children’s play area.
Transport links are excellent – with Yellow and More buses running regularly into Bournemouth centre and the nearby town of Christchurch. Christchurch is just a 5 minute drive from Southbourne, and is a perfect place for a lovely day trip.
Healthcare in Southbourne is excellent, with several dentists and doctors surgeries (Southbourne Surgery on Beaufort Road and Marine Surgery on Bellevue Road). Southbourne also features Chiropractic practises and the Wessex Healthy Living Centre, which offers a wide range of therapies, giving residents ample choice for healthcare.