Friars Cliff Beach

Friars Cliff beach, Christchurch, Dorset

Place Category: Beaches

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  • 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.

    Friars Cliff Beach has dog restrictions. Dog restrictions: May 1 until September 30 dogs are not allowed.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 7 beaches around Christchurch, 55 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Friars Cliff Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain tomorrow through Thursday, with temperatures bottoming out at 16°C on Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    17
       0%  50%   10 mph
      6:56 am    7:05 pm
    Sunday, Sep 24th
     Light rain overnight.
     
    13
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    18
       20%  68%   10 mph
      6:57 am    7:02 pm

    Monday, Sep 25th
     Light rain in the morning.
     
    13
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    17
       47%  100%   4 mph
      6:59 am    7:00 pm
    Tuesday, Sep 26th
     Clear throughout the day.
     
    11
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    18
       0%  14%   4 mph
      7:00 am    6:58 pm

    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Drizzle in the evening.
     
    12
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    18
       27%  77%   9 mph
      7:02 am    6:56 pm
    Thursday, Sep 28th
     Light rain until afternoon.
     
    12
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    16
       29%  85%   9 mph
      7:03 am    6:53 pm

    Friday, Sep 29th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    11
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    18
       4%  57%   10 mph
      7:05 am    6:51 pm
    Saturday, Sep 30th
     Drizzle overnight.
     
    12
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    18
       27%  98%   4 mph
      7:06 am    6:49 pm

  • Friars Cliff Beach Tide Times

     

  • Friars Cliff Beach Bathing Water Quality

    Water 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.
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