Highcliffe is a popular resort beach on the east Dorset coast, looking out across Christchurch Bay with views of the Isle of Wight to the east. The shingle beach has numerous groynes and a moderate slope, flattening to shallow sandy flats that are exposed when the tide retreats. Behind the beach are cliffs and a shoreline promenade which provides access to the town and to the coast road at the top of the cliff.
Beach type: Shingle and sand
Nearest town: Christchurch
Local authority: Bournemouth Borough Council
OS Grid Reference: SZ216930
Tourist Information Centre
49 High Street
Phone 01202 471 780
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Forecast for Thursday 22 March
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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.
On the edge of Hampshire, Dorset and The New Forest, this charming guest house is in the award-winning village of Highcliffe, 5 minutes from the beach. Details...
On the edge of the New Forest, The Beech Tree in Highcliffe offers bed and breakfast accommodation in Dorset. A 9-minute drive from Christchurch, The Beech Tree has a full breakfast menu, free parking and free Wi-Fi. Details...
This Premier Inn is located in the heart of Highcliffe, within 10 minutes’ walk of Highcliffe Castle and the sandy beach. The centre of Bournemouth is just 8 miles away. Details...
On the edge of the New Forest, the Lord Bute is in Highcliffe, just 10 miles from the town centre of Bournemouth. Details...
This family-run bed and breakfast is situated in historic Christchurch, with its old harbour and priory. It has a traditional log fire, and offers al fresco dining on its patio or deck during the warmer months. Details...
Situated just 3 minutes’ walk from Highcliffe Castle, Castle Lodge offers a bar, free Wi-Fi, and free onsite parking. Guests can enjoy sandy beaches within a 5-minute stroll, along with Highcliffe Golf Course. Details...
This cosy semi detached cottage is in the village of Milford on Sea in Hampshire, and would be an ideal base for anyone looking to enjoy a seaside holiday or a country break. Details...
The Bothy is a quaint, detached cottage situated in the village of Boldre in the New Forest, South of England. With one king-size double bedroom with an en-suite shower room, this cottage can sleep two people. Details...
Sail Loft, is set within a converted boathouse, situated on the beach and coastal path, within walking distance of the town of Yarmouth, on the Isle of Wight. Details...
Starboard is a lovely ground floor, open plan studio apartment, which lies on the beach, just ten minutes from the town of Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. Now one of seven apartments, in a converted boathouse, Starboard has been furnished to a good standard and has a welcoming living and sleeping area. Details...
West Sea View No.5 is a delightful beachfront coastal cottage apartment near Yarmouth and can sleep three people. This apartment is set over two floors and has a family bedroom with a double and a single bed, a ground floor wet room and an open plan living area with a kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area. Details...
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