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.

Friars Cliff Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 15.2℃ to 20.5℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (ENE)
Thursday, Jun 01clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 10.9℃ to 12.5℃ with wind speed 9.1 m/sec (NE)
Friday, Jun 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 11.7℃ to 12.7℃ with wind speed 9.3 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Jun 03clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 9.6℃ to 11.9℃ with wind speed 7.3 m/sec (NE)
Sunday, Jun 04clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 10.7℃ to 13℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (NE)
Monday, Jun 05clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 10.6℃ to 14.1℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (NE)
Tuesday, Jun 06clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 10.6℃ to 14.1℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (NE)

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.

Wed 31 May
   Low Tide at 01:45 (Height 0.69m)
   High Tide at 06:45 (Height 1.41m)
   Low Tide at 13:42 (Height 0.72m)
   High Tide at 19:17 (Height 1.66m)
Thu 01 Jun
   Low Tide at 02:23 (Height 0.63m)
   High Tide at 07:14 (Height 1.43m)
   Low Tide at 14:23 (Height 0.67m)
   High Tide at 19:41 (Height 1.71m)
Fri 02 Jun
   Low Tide at 02:57 (Height 0.59m)
   High Tide at 07:41 (Height 1.48m)
   Low Tide at 15:02 (Height 0.63m)
   High Tide at 20:08 (Height 1.77m)
Sat 03 Jun
   Low Tide at 03:29 (Height 0.55m)
   High Tide at 08:10 (Height 1.55m)
   Low Tide at 15:42 (Height 0.60m)
   High Tide at 20:41 (Height 1.82m)
Sun 04 Jun
   Low Tide at 04:03 (Height 0.51m)
   High Tide at 08:45 (Height 1.61m)
   Low Tide at 16:23 (Height 0.58m)
   High Tide at 21:19 (Height 1.86m)
Mon 05 Jun
   Low Tide at 04:39 (Height 0.47m)
   High Tide at 09:27 (Height 1.64m)
   Low Tide at 17:06 (Height 0.58m)
   High Tide at 22:01 (Height 1.86m)
Tue 06 Jun
   Low Tide at 05:19 (Height 0.44m)
   High Tide at 10:13 (Height 1.64m)
   Low Tide at 17:51 (Height 0.60m)
   High Tide at 22:46 (Height 1.82m)

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