Highcliffe Castle Beach

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 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 at Christchurch, 57 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

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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 19.5℃ to 22.3℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (NNE)
Thursday, Aug 11
Expect a temp in the range 18.5℃ to 20℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (NE)
Friday, Aug 12
Expect a temp in the range 19.4℃ to 20.9℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Aug 13
Expect a temp in the range 19.5℃ to 22℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (ENE)
Sunday, Aug 14
Expect a temp in the range 20.8℃ to 22.1℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (E)
Monday, Aug 15
Expect a temp in the range 19.4℃ to 21.6℃ with wind speed 0.8 m/sec (WNW)
Tuesday, Aug 16
Expect a temp in the range 19.2℃ to 19.5℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (SW)

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

Highcliffe Castle Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Highcliffe Castle Beach is at Christchurch (Entrance) 3.44 km (2.14 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Wed 10 Aug
   Low Tide at 03:24 (Height 0.54m)
   High Tide at 08:23 (Height 1.41m)
   Low Tide at 15:52 (Height 0.52m)
   High Tide at 20:41 (Height 1.66m)
Thu 11 Aug
   Low Tide at 04:09 (Height 0.42m)
   High Tide at 09:04 (Height 1.49m)
   Low Tide at 16:34 (Height 0.49m)
   High Tide at 21:17 (Height 1.76m)
Fri 12 Aug
   Low Tide at 04:52 (Height 0.32m)
   High Tide at 09:47 (Height 1.57m)
   Low Tide at 17:14 (Height 0.48m)
   High Tide at 21:55 (Height 1.85m)
Sat 13 Aug
   Low Tide at 05:33 (Height 0.26m)
   High Tide at 10:31 (Height 1.62m)
   Low Tide at 17:53 (Height 0.50m)
   High Tide at 22:36 (Height 1.91m)
Sun 14 Aug
   Low Tide at 06:13 (Height 0.24m)
   High Tide at 11:17 (Height 1.64m)
   Low Tide at 18:32 (Height 0.52m)
   High Tide at 23:19 (Height 1.91m)
Mon 15 Aug
   Low Tide at 06:52 (Height 0.27m)
   High Tide at 12:04 (Height 1.61m)
   Low Tide at 19:12 (Height 0.57m)
   High Tide at 00:04 (Height 1.85m)
Tue 16 Aug
   Low Tide at 07:32 (Height 0.35m)
   High Tide at 12:53 (Height 1.56m)
   Low Tide at 19:53 (Height 0.63m)
   High Tide at 00:51 (Height 1.73m)

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