Highcliffe Castle beach, Christchurch, Dorset
  • About Us

    Highcliffe Castle Beach Information

    Highcliffe Castle beach is a sand and shingle beach backed by woods and Highcliffe Castle.

    Limited facilities: parking, toilets and cafe in the grounds of Highcliffe Castle. Note that the parking in the woods at Highcliffe Castle can fill up early in good weather. You can park on Highcliffe cliff-top and follow the Coastal Path to the Castle and then onto the beach.

    Highcliffe Castle Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

    Highcliffe Castle Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year. Highcliffe Castle Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

    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

    Light rain tomorrow through Wednesday, with high temperatures falling to 19°C on Wednesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
       11%  35%   3 mph
      5:06 am    9:03 pm
    Saturday, May 26th
     Breezy starting in the afternoon and light rain overnight.
       43%  68%   14 mph
      5:05 am    9:04 pm

    Sunday, May 27th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       65%  92%   10 mph
      5:04 am    9:06 pm
    Monday, May 28th
     Rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
       31%  41%   5 mph
      5:03 am    9:07 pm

    Tuesday, May 29th
     Light rain starting in the afternoon.
       47%  95%   6 mph
      5:03 am    9:08 pm
    Wednesday, May 30th
     Partly cloudy in the morning.
       30%  37%   10 mph
      5:02 am    9:09 pm

    Thursday, May 31st
     Mostly cloudy until afternoon.
       16%  34%   8 mph
      5:01 am    9:10 pm
    Friday, Jun 1st
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
       0%  37%   2 mph
      5:00 am    9:11 pm

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