Friars Cliff Beach

Friars Cliff beach is a mixture of sand and shingle with great views across Christchurch Bay to the Isle of Wight.

Good family beach with safe swimming, backed by a promenade that has wheelchair access.

Facilities include car parks, toilets, cafe, lifeguards in the summer and beach hut hire.

Friars Cliff Beach is a Blue Flag Beach & has a seaside award
Friars Cliff Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Friars Cliff Beach has dog restrictions.
Friars Cliff beach, Dog restrictions May 1 until September 30 dogs are not allowed.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 57 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.


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Friars Cliff 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 5℃ to 7.8℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Feb 07fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.2℃ to 3.6℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (NE)
Wednesday, Feb 08fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.5℃ to 3℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (ENE)
Thursday, Feb 09partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.5℃ to 7.3℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Feb 10clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.3℃ to 3.7℃ with wind speed 2.2 m/sec (NNE)
Saturday, Feb 11partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.6℃ to 5.9℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Feb 12cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.4℃ to 7.6℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (E)

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

Friars Cliff Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Friars Cliff Beach is at Christchurch (Entrance) 2.54 km (1.58 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 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:32 (Height 0.67m)
   High Tide at 09:26 (Height 1.79m)
   Low Tide at 16:43 (Height 0.44m)
   High Tide at 21:58 (Height 1.62m)
Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:04 (Height 0.64m)
   High Tide at 10:04 (Height 1.81m)
   Low Tide at 17:10 (Height 0.43m)
   High Tide at 22:34 (Height 1.67m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:38 (Height 0.62m)
   High Tide at 10:45 (Height 1.80m)
   Low Tide at 17:42 (Height 0.44m)
   High Tide at 23:13 (Height 1.69m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 06:17 (Height 0.62m)
   High Tide at 11:26 (Height 1.73m)
   Low Tide at 18:19 (Height 0.46m)
   High Tide at 23:55 (Height 1.66m)
Fri 10 Feb
   Low Tide at 06:57 (Height 0.65m)
   High Tide at 12:08 (Height 1.63m)
   Low Tide at 18:58 (Height 0.51m)
Sat 11 Feb
   High Tide at 00:39 (Height 1.60m)
   Low Tide at 07:40 (Height 0.70m)
   High Tide at 12:49 (Height 1.51m)
   Low Tide at 19:42 (Height 0.59m)
Sun 12 Feb
   High Tide at 01:27 (Height 1.51m)
   Low Tide at 08:25 (Height 0.77m)
   High Tide at 13:26 (Height 1.39m)
   Low Tide at 20:32 (Height 0.68m)

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