"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Christchurch Bay (Barton-On-Sea) Beach

Christchurch Bay is a resort beach at Barton on Sea on the south-west coast of Hampshire. It looks out across Christchurch Bay with views of the Isle of Wight to the east. The shingle beach has rock groynes and a steep slope, flattening to shallow sandy flats that are exposed when the tide retreats. There are relatively stable paths along the beach which is backed by 30 metre high clay cliffs.

Beach type: Shingle

Nearest town: Bournemouth

Local authority: Bournemouth Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: SZ239927

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Christchurch Bay (Barton-On-Sea) Beach

  • Apple Court (2m)
  • Highcliffe Castle (2m)
  • Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum (2m)
  • Sammy Miller Museum (Transport) (Sammy Miller Museum Trust) (2m)
  • Burley Villa Riding School (3m)
  • Braxton Gardens (3m)
  • Artsway (4m)
  • Macpennys Woodland Gardens and Nursery (5m)
  • The Clay Studio (5m)

Tourist Information

Christchurch
Tourist Information Centre
49 High Street
Dorset
England
BH23 1AS

Phone 01202 471 780
Email enquiries@christchurchtourism.info

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Weather

Forecast for Wednesday 19 September

06:00


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
SSW
Pressure 1013
Humidity 88%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 30%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 11mph.
SSW
Pressure 1013
Humidity 87%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 31%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 12mph.
SW
Pressure 1013
Humidity 84%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 11mph.
SW
Pressure 1013
Humidity 77%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
WSW
Pressure 1014
Humidity 82%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
WSW
Pressure 1016
Humidity 80%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
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The beach is comprised of a short shingle foreshore with cliff slumps and relatively stable paths, backed by 30 metre high steep unstable clay cliffs. There are dense vegetation areas on the undercliffs and rock groynes along the beach.

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