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Place Category: Beaches
Friars Cliff beach is a mixture of sand and shingle with great views across Christchurch Bay to the Isle of Wight.
Good family beach with safe swimming, backed by a promenade that has wheelchair access.
Facilities include car parks, toilets, cafe, lifeguards in the summer and beach hut hire.
Dog restrictions: May 1 until September 30 dogs are not allowed.
Friars Cliff Beach 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain tomorrow through Thursday, with temperatures bottoming out at 16°C on Thursday.Mostly cloudy throughout the day.Today's Forecast
13->170% 50% 10 mph
6:56 am 7:05 pmLight rain overnight.Sunday, Sep 24th
13->1820% 68% 10 mph
6:57 am 7:02 pmLight rain in the morning.Monday, Sep 25th
13->1747% 100% 4 mph
6:59 am 7:00 pmClear throughout the day.Tuesday, Sep 26th
11->180% 14% 4 mph
7:00 am 6:58 pmDrizzle in the evening.Wednesday, Sep 27th
12->1827% 77% 9 mph
7:02 am 6:56 pmLight rain until afternoon.Thursday, Sep 28th
12->1629% 85% 9 mph
7:03 am 6:53 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Friday, Sep 29th
11->184% 57% 10 mph
7:05 am 6:51 pmDrizzle overnight.Saturday, Sep 30th
12->1827% 98% 4 mph
7:06 am 6:49 pm
Friars Cliff Beach Tide Times
Friars Cliff Beach Bathing Water QualityWater samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
Photos from around the surrounding area