Highcliffe Castle beach, Christchurch, Dorset
  • About Us

    Highcliffe Castle Beach Info

    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


    Highcliffe Castle 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.
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  • Weather


    Highcliffe Castle Beach 7-day Weather Forecast


    Light rain today through Thursday, with temperatures bottoming out at 7°C on Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Rain in the morning.
     
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      7:57 am    4:41 pm
    Tuesday, Jan 23rd
     Light rain in the morning and windy starting in the afternoon.
     
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      7:56 am    4:43 pm

    Wednesday, Jan 24th
     Dangerously windy in the morning and rain until afternoon.
     
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      7:54 am    4:45 pm
    Thursday, Jan 25th
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
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      7:53 am    4:46 pm

    Friday, Jan 26th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
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      7:52 am    4:48 pm
    Saturday, Jan 27th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       49%  90%   11 mph
      7:51 am    4:50 pm

    Sunday, Jan 28th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       19%  64%   13 mph
      7:49 am    4:52 pm
    Monday, Jan 29th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       8%  45%   10 mph
      7:48 am    4:53 pm

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