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, Dog restrictions May 1 until September 30 dogs are not allowed.
- 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.
Our weather forecast for Christchurch in Dorset
Today (Monday, Jan 25)
Expect a temperature in the range 3.7℃ to 4.6℃ with a wind speed 5.3 m/sec (WNW)
Tuesday, Jan 26
Expect a temperature in the range 5.3℃ to 6.5℃ with a wind speed 4.6 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Jan 27
Expect a temperature in the range 8.4℃ to 8.8℃ with a wind speed 5.6 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Jan 28
Expect a temperature in the range 8.6℃ to 9.9℃ with a wind speed 5.6 m/sec (SE)
Friday, Jan 29
Expect a temperature in the range 8.9℃ to 9.9℃ with a wind speed 10 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Jan 30
Expect a temperature in the range 3.1℃ to 4.6℃ with a wind speed 10.2 m/sec (ENE)
Sunday, Jan 31
Expect a temperature in the range 1.2℃ to 2.1℃ with a wind speed 6 m/sec (NNW)
Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Our tide forecast for Friars Cliff Beach in Dorset.
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