Highcliffe Beach

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 is a Blue Flag Beach & has a seaside award
Highcliffe Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.
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 at Christchurch, 57 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Highcliffe Beach 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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 9.2℃ to 11℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Nov 29clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.9℃ to 6.9℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (NNW)
Wednesday, Nov 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.9℃ to 9.2℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (NE)
Thursday, Dec 01partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.8℃ to 8.1℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (ENE)
Friday, Dec 02clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.2℃ to 6.9℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Dec 03partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.7℃ to 5.4℃ with wind speed 7.2 m/sec (NE)
Sunday, Dec 04clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.9℃ to 4.7℃ with wind speed 6.9 m/sec (NE)

Christchurch weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Highcliffe Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Highcliffe Beach is at Christchurch (Entrance) 4.49 km (2.79 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Mon 28 Nov
   Low Tide at 06:57 (Height 0.66m)
   High Tide at 11:51 (Height 1.70m)
   Low Tide at 19:09 (Height 0.45m)
Tue 29 Nov
   High Tide at 00:15 (Height 1.44m)
   Low Tide at 07:49 (Height 0.74m)
   High Tide at 12:38 (Height 1.58m)
   Low Tide at 20:03 (Height 0.49m)
Wed 30 Nov
   High Tide at 01:24 (Height 1.31m)
   Low Tide at 08:45 (Height 0.82m)
   High Tide at 13:29 (Height 1.47m)
   Low Tide at 21:03 (Height 0.54m)
Thu 01 Dec
   High Tide at 05:30 (Height 1.67m)
   Low Tide at 09:52 (Height 0.88m)
   High Tide at 17:19 (Height 1.45m)
   Low Tide at 22:22 (Height 0.58m)
Fri 02 Dec
   High Tide at 06:25 (Height 1.67m)
   Low Tide at 11:17 (Height 0.86m)
   High Tide at 17:46 (Height 1.42m)
   Low Tide at 23:56 (Height 0.55m)
Sat 03 Dec
   High Tide at 07:29 (Height 1.66m)
   Low Tide at 12:30 (Height 0.77m)
   High Tide at 17:57 (Height 1.42m)
Sun 04 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:59 (Height 0.50m)
   High Tide at 08:39 (Height 1.64m)
   Low Tide at 13:25 (Height 0.66m)
   High Tide at 18:31 (Height 1.44m)

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