Highcliffe Castle Beach, Dorset

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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.

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.


Highcliffe Castle Beach 7 day weather forecast Christchurch in Dorset

Expect a temp in the range 16.4℃ to 16.9℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Sep 18
Expect a temp in the range 17.6℃ to 17.9℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (ESE)
Sunday, Sep 19
Expect a temp in the range 15.2℃ to 16.7℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (ENE)
Monday, Sep 20
Expect a temp in the range 13.2℃ to 14.1℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (WNW)
Tuesday, Sep 21
Expect a temp in the range 13.3℃ to 16.2℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (ENE)
Wednesday, Sep 22
Expect a temp in the range 14.3℃ to 15.2℃ with wind speed 1.6 m/sec (NW)
Thursday, Sep 23
Expect a temp in the range 12℃ to 15.9℃ with wind speed 6.5 m/sec (NW)

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


Highcliffe Castle Beach tide times.

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