Highcliffe beach, Christchurch, Dorset
  • About Us

    Highcliffe Beach Information

    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 7 beaches around Christchurch, 56 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality


    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.
  • Tides
  • Weather


    7-day Weather Forecast


    No precipitation throughout the week, with high temperatures bottoming out at 23°C on Saturday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      5:17 am    9:11 pm
    Friday, Jul 20th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       4%  47%   4 mph
      5:18 am    9:10 pm

    Saturday, Jul 21st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      5:19 am    9:09 pm
    Sunday, Jul 22nd
     Clear throughout the day.
     
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      5:20 am    9:07 pm

    Monday, Jul 23rd
     Clear throughout the day.
     
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       1%  3%   6 mph
      5:22 am    9:06 pm
    Tuesday, Jul 24th
     Partly cloudy until evening.
     
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       2%  26%   6 mph
      5:23 am    9:05 pm

    Wednesday, Jul 25th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       0%  29%   5 mph
      5:24 am    9:04 pm
    Thursday, Jul 26th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
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       2%  13%   4 mph
      5:26 am    9:02 pm

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