Mudeford Sandbanks beach, Christchurch, Dorset
  • About

    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. Mudeford Sandbanks Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 7 beaches around Christchurch, 55 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

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  • Water Quality

    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.
  • Weather

    7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain tomorrow through Monday, with temperatures falling to 7°C next Tuesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy overnight.
     
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    Wednesday, Nov 22nd
     Dangerously windy throughout the day and rain overnight.
     
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      7:35 am    4:14 pm

    Thursday, Nov 23rd
     Breezy in the morning and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      7:36 am    4:13 pm
    Friday, Nov 24th
     Mostly cloudy until evening and windy starting in the evening.
     
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      7:38 am    4:12 pm

    Saturday, Nov 25th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
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    Sunday, Nov 26th
     Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
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      7:41 am    4:10 pm

    Monday, Nov 27th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy overnight.
     
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      7:42 am    4:09 pm
    Tuesday, Nov 28th
     Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
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      7:44 am    4:08 pm

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