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Things to do in Southbourne - cocktails and unique gifts

PUBLISHED: 14:38 17 August 2015

One of Bournemouth's famous beach huts. Photo: Bournemouth Tourism

One of Bournemouth's famous beach huts. Photo: Bournemouth Tourism


Situated on Bournemouth’s eastern cliff top and beaches below, Southbourne is often given the extended title of ‘Southbourne-on-Sea’. Take a stroll by the beach or visit its main hub Southbourne Grove and you’ll discover one of Bournemouth’s most charming suburbs.

A Hut with a View!

After exploring Bournemouth’s seven miles of award-winning golden beaches why not hire one of its 250+ beach huts for either a day or week. Fisherman’s Walk in Southbourne is a quieter part of the seafront than Boscombe or Bournemouth town centre. Pricing and booking information can be found at

Cocktails in the Larder

With its distinctive interiors, mouth-watering food and legendary cocktails, the Larder House (4 Southbourne Grove) is always a treat for the taste buds. The speakeasy-style cocktail bar is situated above a restaurant called The Library and is open Thursday to Sunday, with live music usually taking place on Thursday nights. More details at

Gift Wrapped

There is no shortage of places to find a unique gift in Southbourne, including Nellie Mimosa ( an independent boutique that also offers a selection of home and gift ideas as well as their own branded candles and jewellery. Deli Rocks (23 Southbourne Grove) is a great for gastro gifts while Coastal Creatives (103 Southbourne Grove) has a superb range of seaside-inspired gifts, jewellery and art work. If you have a real ale fan to sort seek out Southbourne Ales coastally inspired range including Paddler, Sunbather, Beach Comber or Headlander at the The Jolly Vinter Too (1099 Christchurch Road).



10 of the best things to do in Southbourne - As one of Bournemouth’s most lively suburbs, Southbourne offers independent shops, a knitting café and its own eponymous local beer with a dash of coastal inspiration


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