"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

Forecast for Wednesday 19 December

06:00


Chance of rain 42%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 5mph.
SW
Pressure 1003
Humidity 88%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
WSW
Pressure 1005
Humidity 86%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 38%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 5mph.
SW
Pressure 1005
Humidity 79%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 5mph.
SW
Pressure 1005
Humidity 80%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 34%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
SW
Pressure 1004
Humidity 82%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 14%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
WSW
Pressure 1004
Humidity 83%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
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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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