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 restriction in place and vary depending between what groynes you are in.
- 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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