"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


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

Tourist Information Centre
49 High Street
BH23 1AS

Phone 01202 471 780
Email enquiries@christchurchtourism.info

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Thursday 23 November


Chance of rain 54%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 991
Humidity 85%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 997
Humidity 69%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 999
Humidity 56%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 1001
Humidity 59%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 14%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1003
Humidity 67%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 29%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1004
Humidity 79%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
06:41 GMT
High Tide
12:02 GMT
Low Tide
19:01 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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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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