"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Christchurch - Friars Cliff Beach

Christchurch Friars Cliff is in Christchurch Bay on the Dorset coast. The bay is approximately 13 kilometres wide from Hengitsbury Head to Hurst Castle. Friars Cliff is a sandy beach resort, approximately 850 metres wide, backed by a promenade and beach huts.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Christchurch

Local authority: Bournemouth Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: SZ192924

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Keep Britain Tidy Seaside Award

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Things to see and do near Christchurch - Friars Cliff Beach

  • Highcliffe Castle (1m)
  • The Clay Studio (2m)
  • Serendipity Sams Play and Party Centre (2m)
  • Christchurch Castle (3m)
  • Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum (3m)
  • Sammy Miller Museum (Transport) (Sammy Miller Museum Trust) (4m)
  • Macpennys Woodland Gardens and Nursery (4m)
  • Littledown Centre (4m)
  • Littledown Miniature Railway (4m)
  • Burley Villa Riding School (4m)
  • Apple Court (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 and Tides

Forecast for Tuesday 21 August

06:00


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
WSW
Pressure 1020
Humidity 92%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 20°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 1mph.
WSW
Pressure 1021
Humidity 78%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 21°C
(feels like 19°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
SW
Pressure 1020
Humidity 69%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 20°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
SW
Pressure 1019
Humidity 69%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
WSW
Pressure 1018
Humidity 74%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
WSW
Pressure 1019
Humidity 86%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
01:28 BST
(00:28 GMT)
High Tide
09:03 BST
(08:03 GMT)
Low Tide
13:54 BST
(12:54 GMT)
High Tide
19:18 BST
(18:18 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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This sandy beach is an ideal spot for a family trip to the seaside. Beach huts line the promenade and are available for hire. Other facilities include The Beach Hut Café open all year round, toilets with disabled access and showers. This is a designated bathing beach. Car parking is available at Southcliffe Road and Seaway Avenue; both car parks have disabled access routes down to the promenade.

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