Highcliffe Beach (Dorset)

Highcliffe beach is sand and shingle beach with groynes below grassy cliffs. The beach has areas marked for swimmers and watersports, providing safe conditions.

Highcliffe beach also provides good access to the fossil hunting clay cliffs at Barton on Sea.

The beach has a large car park and most facilities are by the car park or a short walk to Highcliffe.

Highcliffe Beach has dog restrictions. Highcliffe beach has Dog restriction in place and vary depending between what groynes you are in.

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.

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.

Our weather forecast for Christchurch in Dorset

Today (Saturday, Jan 16)

Expect a temperature in the range 8.1℃ to 9.7℃ with a wind speed 8.3 m/sec (W)

Sunday, Jan 17

Expect a temperature in the range 5.4℃ to 6℃ with a wind speed 6.1 m/sec (WNW)

Monday, Jan 18

Expect a temperature in the range 5.3℃ to 6.2℃ with a wind speed 3.7 m/sec (W)

Tuesday, Jan 19

Expect a temperature in the range 10.2℃ to 10.5℃ with a wind speed 12.3 m/sec (SW)

Wednesday, Jan 20

Expect a temperature in the range 10.4℃ to 10.8℃ with a wind speed 14.3 m/sec (SSW)

Thursday, Jan 21

Expect a temperature in the range 6.7℃ to 7.4℃ with a wind speed 13.9 m/sec (WSW)

Friday, Jan 22

Expect a temperature in the range 4.2℃ to 4.4℃ with a wind speed 5.7 m/sec (W)

Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK


Our tide forecast for Highcliffe Beach in Dorset.

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