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Beautiful beach, dog friendly, great cafe. What more could you want summer or winter! It’s never... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Our local favorite

Love Southbourne and Bistro on the Beach, great to let kids play safely whilst having a coffee or... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Louise S
Christchurch, United Kingdom
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  • Terrible1%
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Boscombe Promenade, Bournemouth, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Southbourne beach is up past Boscombe and near to Hengistbury, East of Bournemouth. Miles of endless golden Sands here and clean. It is a real hike from Bournemouth and you will need a car or to catch a bus up here. Some good veiws of...More

2  Thank rayrest
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Calmer than the main Bournemouth beaches, super promenade, kiosks in Summer, and something called "Bistro on the Beach" which looks shabby, but I can't comment as I didn't risk it, it never seems to be open? Back to the beach: golden sands, can be choppier...More

3  Thank Steve E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach, dog friendly, great cafe. What more could you want summer or winter! It’s never too busy so can always find a nice spot to sit 👍🏽

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Love Southbourne and Bistro on the Beach, great to let kids play safely whilst having a coffee or glass of wine

Thank Louise S
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Beautiful sandy beach, very quiet but with full facilities and bistro. Steep slope to access so may not suit everyone.

1  Thank pearl58
Reviewed 10 September 2018

A beautiful sandy beach with lovely promenade where you can cycle, skate board , roller skate or just stroll with the dogs. Lovely places to eat, have a drink and watch the world go by. Very relaxing

Thank John186313
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Ok, it's not as nice as Bournemoputh or Sandbanks, but it;s not as busy either. The parking is reasonable, but there is a steep slope down to the beach. You have been warned if you travel on wheels. Once down there, there is a nice...More

1  Thank Rob D
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is a perfect beach which just stretches for miles, it's clean and the sand is lovely, great for all the family.

Thank escapeagain2018
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Nice walk from Bournemouth pier to Boscombe pier either along promenade and past all the beach huts or along the beach. Well worth a visit.

Thank homesteads
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Spent a lovely morning on the beach. Not at all crowded and parking reasonable.There are clean toilets and a nice cafe.

Thank Paulrich150
Reviewed 22 August 2018

nice clean and not over populated beach. well worth coming away from Bournemouth for a bit more space

Thank Tracie R
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Very well maintained expansive beach, spotlessly clean with a wide promenade and beautiful beach huts.

Thank 1DJC
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Stacey M
15 July 2018|
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Response from PhilW2049 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Stacey, I don't think so (not that I have seen on my many visits). However, there is a (motorised) train that runs along the promenade at Boscombe and another that runs from the pier, through Boscombe chine and to... More