Westbourne is a small village that lies a few miles to the west of Bournemouth. It is a thriving upmarket shopping district, with independent fashion boutiques, thrift stores, cafes, and pubs on Poole and Seamoor roads, which are linked by a lovely Victorian covered arcade. The village is also just a few minutes walk to some superb beaches by way of several chines – dry, wooded gorges that run to the sandy beach. Alum Chine, Middle Chine and Durley Chine are examples, all having Blue Flag Award quality beaches.

Sat Nav postcode of Westbourne Arcade BH4 9AY (Google maps)

Entrance to Westbourne Victorian Arcade just off Seamoor Road
The entrance to Westbourne Arcade on Seamoor Road.
Shoppers in the Victorian Arcade
The Arcade – a beautiful Victorian covered arcade built in 1885 hosting an eclectic mix of cafes, boutiques, music shops and gift shops. The arcade is also home to the Bournemouth Colosseum, the UK’s smallest cinema with just 19 seats https://bournemouthcolosseum.co.uk
Victorian Arcade

Westbourne is home to more than 30 cafes, wine bars, bistros and restaurants. Highlights include Chez Fred Fish & Chips https://chezfred.co.uk or Renoufs Cheese and Wine Bar https://www.renoufswinebars.co.uk

Even the Tesco Express is posh 🙂

Related Pages: Bournemouth / Bournemouth Beach / Durley Chine Beach / Middle Chine Beach / Alum Chine Beach