Local Cafés,
in the Area Around Our Home.

Updated: 6/9/11

The Hut Café, Restaurant & Shop on Mudeford Sands closed a few years ago

and has now opened under a new owner as:
"The Beach House Café".

B H logo
The Beach House logo

All 3 of these pictures were taken in 2004:
View of Beach House
Outside on a crisp but sunny October morning
Ann at Beach House
Ann enjoying the April sunshine

Inside the Beach House
Inside on a cold, grey December day.

Up to date pictures will be added when the weather gets brighter!


"The Hiker Café".
previously the Hungry Hiker, is now our closest café: it has re-opened after extensive changes in Autumn 2007.

Hiker logo

Ann ordering at the counter
Part of the kitchen is just visible through the serving hatch behind the counter where Ann is ordering.
The serving counter
Looking in the Bournemouth direction: the entrance from the car park is on the Left and an entrance from 'The Broadway' road is on the Right.
Head end
Seen here on the Left, looking in the Head direction, is yet another entrance which is from the Noddy train area.

When the weather gets brighter & warmer I will add pictures of the outside!

Café Riva
Boscombe Overcliff Drive (Fishermans Walk).

Café Riva
The café is situated just above the Cliff lift at Fishermans Walk
providing fantastic views from East to West.

Easterly view
This is the view to the East, from the Cliff Lift entrance, at the top of the 'zig zag' path to the beach. The beach can be seen stretching all the way to Hengistbury Head and The Isle of Wight is visible through the mist on the horizon.
Here's Ann taking in the view whilst waiting for our breakfast.

These pictures were taken on 27th July 2006 (after I had cleaned the greasy smear off the lens!).

30/01/08: Changes are being made inside (while the café remains open). I will take pictures when it has finished.

The Bistro on the Beach,

Ann & Richard
A Christmas lunch, December 2005.
Bistro logo
Bistro on the Beach logo

The Bistro on the Beach re-opened in April 2008 after extensive refurbishment.

Reflection of us and the sea
February 2009.
Ann taking a picture, with her new camera, of the 'wavey' wall mirror.
We are at a window seat with a view of the beach and sea beyond.

The Point House Café (as it was!).

9/11/06. Note:
A planning application has been made to errect a block of flats in place of the Point Café !

Point Café positionThis shows the superb position overlooking the beach at Southbourne.

This is a photograph taken when the new roof was finished and the scaffolding had gone!Point Café

View from Point Café
This is the veiw from inside the Café: Durlston Head and Swanage are just visible in the distance.

October 2010. The Point House is still boarded up and grounds fenced off; everthing looks more and more run down as the years pass.

2011 Update
Point House going
Point House being demolished 31/5/11.
Point House gone
Point House gone!
13th July 2011

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