Just a stone’s throw away from Bournemouth, Westbourne exudes a unique character that has captured the hearts of residents and visitors alike.. 

Whether you’re seeking a peaceful residence, a shopping haven, or a vibrant seaside community, Westbourne welcomes you to explore its unique blend of elegance and coastal living.


If you fancy some retail therapy, Westbourne Arcade houses an array of eclectic gift shops, boutiques and jewellery shops. No chain stores here! You could spend hours mooching around the likes of Attico, The Letterbox, Scape, Nineteen, Beau Bijou and Jewel Vintage. Take a load off in Bournemouth Colosseum, the UK’s smallest cinema, with just 19 seats. Its programme includes modern films, age-old classics, foreign movies, film noir and live sporting events. Lights, camera, action!

Foodies Paradise

With more than 50 establishments to eat and drink, Westbourne isn’t short of bustling action, and has been described as ‘foodie heaven’. Whatever you’re craving, the restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes, tea rooms – and chocolatier Chocol8 – will deliver. Get your spice on at one of the award-winning curry houses: Taj Mahal, Westbourne Tandoori, Dilli Haat or Indi’s. Tuck into an authentic Greek spread at Romanzo Greek Taverna. Get your chopsticks poised for sushi joints Mi Ya or Art Sushi. Devour some traditional fish and chips at the family-run Chez Fred. Or head to one of the six pubs that serve food – tip: the stone-baked pizzas at The Libertine are worth a chomp. If you’d rather dine back at your place, stock up at Renoufs Pantry, where you’ll find a superb selection of cheeses, cold meats and fine wines, or Cook, offering up homemade food à gogo.

Breathtaking Scenery

To explore the surrounding area, take a short walk to Alum Chine Beach, where you’ll stumble upon yellow sands, Vesuvio Italian restaurant and a fun playground inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island (your little pirates will have a blast). The famous author was a Westbourne resident around 1885, and you can visit the site of his home, Skerryvore, if a step back in time appeals.

Another lovely area within walking distance is Coy Pond Gardens, a delightful nine-acre space with riverside walks, peaceful ponds and charming bridges. From here, walk all the way through the gardens to Bournemouth town centre, or simply relax under one of the many weeping willow trees with a good book. Westbourne Bookshop will sort you out.


  • Good neighborhood for restaurants & pubs.

    I was surprised to see the dining options and pubs in the area. It’s a good jumping off point for Sandbank and the Beach.

    Robert | August 2023

  • We wish we were staying for longer so we could try some more restaurant and bars. We’ll be back!

    Maria | July 2023

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