We spent four nights at Beach Lodge last week and had a wonderful, happy time throughout. My husband, our teenage children and I love this place and, also, the owners! It is spotlessly clean and the breakfasts are delicious. It takes fewer than five minutes to walk to the zig-zag path to the beach at Southbourne. There is also a cliff lift if you are heavily laden or not very mobile. There is a long parade of shops within a few minutes of walking inland from the B&B. The beach and sea are clean: I swallowed a lot of sea water with no ill effects.There are also plenty of places nearby if you are looking for an evening meal. We have stayed at beach Lodge for two consecutive years and most certainly hope to return!