Southbourne has a wide range of restaurants, bars & shops within walking distance. Just 1 mile away is the nature reserve of Hengistbury Head, which offers some lovely walks. Bournemouth town centre is 2.5 miles away. Take a ride on the Bournemouth Eye, which rises high above the town to give the most amazing panoramic. At the foot of the pier is the fascinating Oceanarium, where the whole family can discover life beneath the waves. Compton Acres Gardens in Bournemouth & the delightful Exbury Gardens, 18 miles, are both worth a visit. Beaulieu, with its world-renowned National Motor Museum, Palace House and Beaulieu Abbey, are 20 miles away. The beautiful New Forest National Park is within 5 miles & for those who enjoy the thrill of a theme park, Paultons Park is 25 miles away. Other places of interest include Farmer Palmer's Farm Park, Adventure Wonderland, Mudeford Key, Poole Harbour, Highcliffe Castle & the National Trust's Brownsea Island. Shop 50 yards, pub & restaurant 100 yards.