A sandy beach at the tip of Hengistbury Head. Swimmers, paddlers and watersports are segregated on designated areas between numbered groynes.
The collection of 300 plus wooden beach chalets may look rough but the huts are in great demand due the excellent location.
Facilities include toilets, cafe, bistro and shop on the sandbank; Mudeford Quay facilities including pub, cafe, shop are just a short ferry ride away.
No vehicle access to the sandbank. Nearest car parks are at Mudeford Quay and Hengistbury Head. Access is either by land train from the Hengistbury Head car park or ferries from Mudeford or Christchurch Quays.
Mudeford Sandbanks Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
- 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 (Tuesday, Jan 26)
Expect a temperature in the range 6.9℃ to 8.9℃ with a wind speed 11 m/sec (SSW)
Wednesday, Jan 27
Expect a temperature in the range 8.5℃ to 8.9℃ with a wind speed 5.1 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Jan 28
Expect a temperature in the range 9.5℃ to 10.2℃ with a wind speed 5.2 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Jan 29
Expect a temperature in the range 9.2℃ to 10.2℃ with a wind speed 9.1 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Jan 30
Expect a temperature in the range 6.6℃ to 8.4℃ with a wind speed 7.5 m/sec (E)
Sunday, Jan 31
Expect a temperature in the range 1.9℃ to 3.2℃ with a wind speed 4.1 m/sec (N)
Monday, Feb 01
Expect a temperature in the range 8.4℃ to 8.8℃ with a wind speed 9.5 m/sec (SW)
Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Our tide forecast for Mudeford Sandbanks Beach in Dorset.
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