This long, golden beach was basking in fine sunshine for this spring re-visit. Located just east of Bournemouth, it enjoys a unique view of the Needles on the Isle of Wight, when the sun falls on them in the evening. You can hear Vivien’s description of this effect in her interview. My scene setting film was taken halfway down the path to the beach, allowing a fine view in the east towards Hengistbury Head, with beach huts below.
This beach as an inspiration for Vivien.
A fine panorama, from above Southbourne beach.
Southbourne has a quieter feel than the other Bournemouth beaches. Located west of Hengistbury Head, the beach is partly sand, partly shingle and popular with local families and surfers. Southbourne beach is large and safe, with regular public transport from Boscombe and easy access to surrounding cliff paths. There’s a handy car park too.
Jen re-presents happy memories, at a special place for her.
On the waterline at Southbourne beach on a stormy day.