Friars Cliff Beach (Dorset)

  • Information

    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 been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

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

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have no beaches around Christchurch, 56 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Beach 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.
  • Tides
  • 7 Day Weather Forecast

    Our weather forecast for Christchurch in Dorset is split into two widgets. The first shows a timeline containing temperature, wind, sunrise/sunset and chance of rain, whilst the second shows the forecast for the week ahead including severe weather alerts when available.

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