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in the county of Dorset

Southbourne beach, Dorset
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About Southbourne

Southbourne is a sedate coastal resort lying close to the mouth of the River Stour, just a few minutes drive from its more famous neighbour Christchurch.

The resort offers picturesque cliffs, and a beautiful sandy beach with a long pier and several jetties. It is ideal for those who enjoy beach-side holidays, and for sea-sport enthusiasts. The estuary of the Stour offers opportunities to enjoy exploring tiny creeks and for watching some of the areas wildlife.

St.Christopher's is the local parish church, being just over seventy years of age the church is fairly modern by historic church standards. None-the-less, the church has a lovely serene atmosphere and is a peaceful place in which to pass a few moments of quiet reflection.

Southbourne, like many of it's sister beaches along this coast, has associations with smuggling which was believed to be rife in the region between the 17th and late 18th-centuries.

In the town visitors will find some nice shops, restaurants and inns. One of the noted sites in the town is a colourful shell house.

Visitors to Southbourne can enjoy a relaxing time, there are pretty areas including Tuckton Bridge and Wick Ferry. Beautiful riverside walks lead from the town right down to Hengistbury Head, where you can delight in fabulous sea and coastal views.

The area offers an excellent range of accommodation, and is good for fishing, golfing, and horse-riding. Busy Bournemouth is just a short drive away, and all the pleasures of the New Forest can be discovered within easy driving distance.

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3 The Copse in Bournemouth, Dorset, England4 stars

3 The Copse

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3 The Copse is located in Tuckton, just a 5-minute drive from Christchurch Train Stat. Free WiFi access is available in this holiday home and there is free parking available for 1 car. The accommodat...
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Cliff House Hotel in Bournemouth, Dorset, England

Cliff House Hotel

Bournemouth, Dorset, England (0.5 miles, 0.8 km)
Dating back to the 1880s, Cliff House Hotel in Southbourne offers boutique accommodation around 10 minutes’ drive from central Bournemouth. Offering high-quality bar and breakfast menus, the hotel a...
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The Spyglass & Kettle by Good Night Inns in Bournemouth, Dorset, England3 stars

The Spyglass & Kettle by Good Night Inns

Bournemouth, Dorset, England (0.7 miles, 1.1 km)
Situated on Southbourne clifftop and opposite a sandy Blue Flag beach, The Spyglass & Kettle by Good Night Inns is only a 10-minute drive from Bournemouth city centre and features free on-site parking...
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Southbourne Grove Hotel in Bournemouth, Dorset, England

Southbourne Grove Hotel

Bournemouth, Dorset, England (0.8 miles, 1.2 km)
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Pinecliffe Avenue

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The Old Thatch in Christchurch, Dorset, England

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Christchurch Station(1.1 miles, 1.7 km)
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M27 Junction 1(16.3 miles, 26.2 km, direction NE)
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