Sandbourne Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth

Posted on 02/07/2016 By

Sandbourne Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth

Sandbourne Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth.

Sandbourne Road runs off Alumhurst Road near the cliff-top. It’s western end is close to Branksome Chine.

Sandbourne Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth

Northern entrance by Zetland Court. © expat

This is a purely residential area. Being on the cliffs near the chine has attracted the usual collection of large properties. No doubt the Victorians would have been very attracted to this area with the sea views.Curiously, this is a crescent with a cul-de-sac “spur”. The exclusive properties of the area are not, however, exempt from the effects of the elements. In November 2014, part of the cliff collapsed, causing one of the mansions to loose a significant part of its garden. This house, in fact, is adjacent to the former home of the entertainer Max Bygraves.

At the end of the Sandbourne Road, there is a narrow footpath. This skirts round into Branksome Dene, and goes around the back of what is now Zetland Court. There is a private entrance to the rear of the “Viewpoint” large blocks of flats.

Once again, this area has a mix of Victorian Villas and Mansions, modern villas, and flats. The large pair of blocks called Viewpoint are at the inland end. Nearer the cliff-top are some very modern flats built more in a continental style – yet still blending in and complementing the street scene.

There is easy access to the centre of Westbourne by car and the frequent bus service from Alum Chine. It is an easy walk down to the beach. From here, there is a pleasant walk east towards Bournemouth Pier – and beyond, or west towards Sandbanks.

Sandbourne Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth

Street sign, but it’s only partially a no through road! © expat

Sandbourne Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth

One of the pair of “Viewpoint” towers. © expat

Sandbourne Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth

Other side of the “Viewpoint” block – note the swimming pool. Branksome Dene is to the left. © expat

Sandbourne Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth

One of several older villas. © expat

Sandbourne Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth

Cliff top villas. © expat

Sandbourne Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth

Modern flats, Sandbourne Road. © expat

Sandbourne Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth

Cul-de-sac end. Max Bygraves’ former home is the white building in the distance on the left, accessed through the driveway to the right of the telegraph pole. © expat

Sandbourne Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth

Footpath round Branksome Dene. © expat

Sandbourne Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth

Southern entrance to Sandbourne Road. © expat

Further reference:
Bournemouth Echo – Landslip

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