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.
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Highcliffe Beach Water Quality
- 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 8.6℃ to 9.6℃ with wind speed 8.9 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 8.4℃ to 8.7℃ with wind speed 10.6 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 6.7℃ to 7.4℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (WNW)
Expect a temp in the range 5.7℃ to 8℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (WNW)
Expect a temp in the range 3℃ to 3.6℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (ENE)
Expect a temp in the range 1.8℃ to 5.4℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (E)
Expect a temp in the range 1.4℃ to 2.6℃ with wind speed 2.2 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.
Low Tide at 01:59 (Height 0.79m)
High Tide at 07:05 (Height 1.51m)
Low Tide at 14:26 (Height 0.52m)
High Tide at 19:30 (Height 1.35m)
Low Tide at 02:43 (Height 0.76m)
High Tide at 07:39 (Height 1.57m)
Low Tide at 15:08 (Height 0.45m)
High Tide at 20:09 (Height 1.40m)
Low Tide at 03:23 (Height 0.73m)
High Tide at 08:14 (Height 1.65m)
Low Tide at 15:45 (Height 0.43m)
High Tide at 20:47 (Height 1.47m)
Low Tide at 03:59 (Height 0.70m)
High Tide at 08:50 (Height 1.73m)
Low Tide at 16:16 (Height 0.43m)
High Tide at 21:23 (Height 1.55m)
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)
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)
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)
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