- Southbourne, West Sussex
infobox UK place
country = England
static_image_caption= St. John's Church
official_name = Southbourne
region= South East England
The parish has a land area of 1068.36 hectares (2639 acres). In the 2001 census 6001 people lived in 2595 households of whom 2762 were economically active.
Southbourne has a small railway station on the
West Coastway Linebetween Southamptonand Brighton. It is home to Bourne Community College, which takes secondary pupils from around the area, along with leisure and library facilities which serve surrounding villages and settlements. The A259 road, formerly designated A27 and the main coast route until the construction of a new dual carriageway, runs through the village.
The village encompasses various residential areas and an industrial estate populated mainly with metal work outlets. The area facing the south coast is known as Prinsted with some beautiful thatched roof properties.
[http://www.bourne.org.uk/ Bourne Community College]
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