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Like many Victorian seaside resorts, Southbourne once had a pier. It was built in 1888 and was 300 feet long. Boat trips were regularly run between Southbourne pier and Bournemouth pier but heavy winter storms in early 1901 led to the pier being closed for safety reasons. It was demolished in 1909.
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Present Day SouthbourneSouthbourne today is centred on the shopping street of Southbourne Grove. It is a pleasant place to find independent shops and boutiques along with a post office, gift shops and many caf£s.
If her title seems familiar, you may be interested to know that Mary Bowes married John Lyon, 9th Earl of Strathmore and eventually the family name and title were passed to the late Queen Mother, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne. Today the site is merely a block of flats in Douglas Mews, marked by a blue plaque.
Just inland from Southbourne is the charming old village of Christchurch at the confluence of the rivers Avon and Stour. It has a Norman castle and the old priory dates back to 1094. It is now used as a parish church and has the longest nave in England at 311 feet (95m).
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Things to do in SouthbourneSouthbourne has a blue flag award beach with good facilities and a popular seafront restaurant. The sand and shingle beach is popular with families and is ideal for surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing. On calm sea days snorkeling is good in the clear waters.
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.
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There is a funicular railway which links the coastal road with the promenade and beach area. It is known as the Fisherman's Walk Cliff Railway and was built in 1935 to carry 12 passengers at a time up the 128 foot (39m) incline.
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The Green Flag awarded Seafield Gardens offer a bowling green and tennis courts.
The eastern part of Southbourne is known as Hengistbury Head which forms the boundary with Christchurch Harbour. Quarrying of the headland in the mid-19th century led to it being badly eroded by the sea.
Dogs are allowed on parts of the beach throughout the year.
Southbourne's primary attraction is its sandy Blue Flag beach, which provides a quieter retreat from the more crowded beach along the coast at Bournemouth. Between the clifftop coastal road and the promenade and beach is the Fisherman's Walk Cliff Railway, a funicular railway that provides very easy access to Southbourne beach, and from where it is possible to reach the beaches at Boscombe and Bournemouth.
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The clifftops offer spectacular views across to Swanage, Hengistbury Head and even the Isle of Wight on a clear day,
The promenade runs continuously from Southbourne to Boscombe and Bournemouth. It is popular for evening strolls. In the other direction, Hengistbury Head offers a pleasant place to walk on gravel footpaths which lead down to Quarry Pool which attracts some birdlife.
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Southbourne is a suburb of Bournemouth in the English county of Dorset. It is the most easterly part of the Borough of Bournemouth, situated between Boscombe and Christchurch. The area was previously known as Stourfield. Strictly, Southbourne refers to the area near to the coast; areas further inland are West Southbourne, Tuckton and Wick.
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In recent years there has been an increase in the construction of apartment buildings and holiday homes near the sea, examples including the Saltaire Building which was constructed in the early 2000s.
Southbourne is a popular holiday resort and is a suburb of Bournemouth. Situated between Boscombe and Christchurch, it offers a pleasant beach and a host of nearby visitor attractions.
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Located to the east of Bournemouth, Southbourne is easily accessible by public transport using the Yellow Buses 1b & 1c services from the town centre.
1a Grand Avenue, Southbourne, Bournemouth, BH6 3SU
Offering a unique selection of independent cafe's, restaurants, boutique style shops and accommodation the high street is only a short walk away from the Blue Flag, Southbourne beach. Popular with residents and holiday makers you can walk from the High Street through Fisherman's walk directly to the beach.
The office was opened in 2000 by Partner Jason Hallowes. The team of property professionals is led by branch manager Dean Burt, senior negotiator James Slade and negotiator Christian Barnard. Jeanette Pryke is the administrator & we also have Margaret Smith as our weekend assistant. The team strive for perfection and will ensure we do everything to make your move as enjoyable as possible.
Southbourne makes an ideal base for exploring the area including the New Forest and nearby Bournemouth with its pleasure gardens and excellent shopping centre.
We run English courses in well-equipped classrooms, all with the latest interactive whiteboards. As well as excellent teaching, our students benefit from trips to famous British landmarks.
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