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  • Boscombe and Southbourne Overcliff

    Site Details: 
    Name of Location Boscombe and Southbourne Overcliff Local Nature Reserve
    Highlights Views
    • Ample parking on site
    • Charge for parking
    • Cafe on site
    • Toilets on site
    • Picnic area
    • Seats around the site
    • Well made paths
    • Suitable for wheelchairs
    OS Map Reference SZ130913
    Top Species
    Access Points: 

    WARNING: I have not been able to test all of these co-ordinates, they are based on where I placed the markers so use with care!

    Name SatNav Coordinates
    Car park 50° 43' 16.122" N, 1° 48' 26.568" W

    There are several car parks along the beach road in Boscombe and Southbourne (they can be quite busy in summer!).

    Location Map: 

    The blue pin mark the approximate centre of the reserve, the yellow pin(s) mark the approximate locations of parking places that enable you to access the reserve.

    Potential Hazards: 

    Any walk in the countryside is going to have its potential hazards but the primary aim of this function is to forewarn less able people of difficulties they may face although some may apply to other people as well.

    Hazard Commentsort descending Description
    No Significant Issues This area has been made access friendly for the visitors to the Bournemouth beaches here

    This reserve does not have any significant issues that I identified on my visit but conditions can always change so be prepared for all eventualities. 

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