Community Facilities

There are a small group of Allotments behind Manor Way/ Stein Road, owned by Hyde Martlet.

St John's Church
Evangelical Anglican Church, with it's own hall and a morning coffee shop that is open to all. Various clubs and groups meet here.

Southbourne Evangelical Free Church
The Evangelical Free church in the Drive is open to all faiths.

New Life Christian Church
A dynamic church and resource centre that has been established in Thorney Road for thirty years.

Catholic Bible School
An educational and charitable trust which aims to provide opportunities to study scripture and equip carers with counselling skills for use in the community.

Post Office
Situated in the Co-op on Main Road at the corner of the junction with The Drive.

There are 2 independent vets, Mrs Darling on Main Road, Southbourne and Priors Leaze Veterinary Centre on Priors Leaze Lane, Nutbourne.

Shops – Main Road, Stein Road & New Road
Including Boots the Chemist, Co-op, Funeral Directors, 3 Hairdressers, Barbers, Tesco Express, Garage, Green Grocer’s, Electrical Appliance Repairs, Dentist and Southbourne Farm Shop.

Railway Station & Crossing
The Portsmouth to Brighton railway line has a local station at both Southbourne. Services run to Havant, then on to Portsmouth/Southampton to the West, or connections available to Guildford and London Waterloo. Services to the east run to Chichester, Bognor Regis, Worthing and Brighton, or direct to Gatwick, as well as connections available to London Victoria.

Prinsted Bay

Prinsted, the oldest settled area of Southbourne is a conservation area consisting mainly of ancient buildings along narrow lanes in a rural setting. Prinsted is also in the Chichester Harbour AONB. Thornham Marina provides berths for small yachts and motor boats.


There are 3 Parish owned defibrillators located within the village; At the Village Hall, The Sea Scout Hut and at the Pavilion on the Rec Ground. Please be advised that in an emergency you must call 999 and advice will be given on how and where to access a defibrillator.


Age Concern Charity Shop
The shop on New Road helps to raise funds for the Age Concern Centre. A range of items are on sale from 10:00 to 12:30 on Wednesday Mornings.


Village Hall
In First Avenue, next to the library is the village hall. It has a large main hall, fully equipped kitchen and smaller meeting room. The hall can be hired for functions. Many groups, clubs and projects are held at the hall.


The library is on first avenue. It's open weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings, this has recently been updated to self-service.


Parish Recreation Ground
A recreation ground provided by the Parish Council in Park Road, one football pitch, pavilion and play equipment for children.


Leisure Centre

Based on the Bourne Community College site, the Leisure Centre provides facilities and equipment for the complete range of health giving and exercise activities.


Southbourne Family Centre
The offices are based at the Bourne Community College although activities take place at the Southbourne Village Hall on  Monday, Tuesday & Thursday mornings, providing services to families in Southbourne and the surrounding areas. 


Pubs - The Traveller's Joy, The Sussex Brewery
Both pubs are sited on Main Road. The Sussex Brewery is situated near the border with Emsworth, The Traveller’s Joy is in the middle of Southbourne next to the Doctors’ Surgery.


Southbourne Surgery

The Surgery provides general medical care as well counselling, medicals (NHS and Private), minor injury, minor surgery, osteopathy (private), physiotherapy (private) and podiatry.


 The Dental Practice, Southbourne

We are very pleased to welcome you to The Dental Practice in Southbourne, a newly renovated and fully modernised practice. We offer patients, of all ages, an unrivalled service with a friendly professional approach. With a wide range of treatments available we aim to meet all of your dental health and wellbeing needs in a relaxed and calm

Industrial Estate, Clovelly Road
This estate has metal working units, garages, furniture manufacturing, Bus Garage as well as new empty units. There is also a mineral water bottling company (bottling at source from a spring 400ft deep).