Highcliffe Beach

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.

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

Dog Friendly Beach?

Highcliffe Beach has dog restrictions.
Highcliffe beach has Dog restriction in place and vary depending between what groynes you are in.

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

Planning your visit to Highcliffe Beach


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Place Categories: Beaches Blue Flag Seaside Award

Highcliffe Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 16.4℃ to 17.1℃ with wind speed 15.5 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Sep 28partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 16.4℃ to 17℃ with wind speed 15.8 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Sep 29heavyrainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 15.9℃ to 17.3℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Sep 30partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 12.6℃ to 13.2℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Oct 01partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 17.7℃ to 17.9℃ with wind speed 6.7 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Oct 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 16.4℃ to 17.1℃ with wind speed 1 m/sec (WNW)
Tuesday, Oct 03clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 13.2℃ to 14℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (WNW)

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, helping you to plan the best time to visit Highcliffe Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 27 Sep
   Low Tide at 02:06 (Height 0.45m)
   High Tide at 07:38 (Height 1.49m)
   Low Tide at 14:32 (Height 0.53m)
   High Tide at 19:21 (Height 1.64m)
Thu 28 Sep
   Low Tide at 02:50 (Height 0.33m)
   High Tide at 08:03 (Height 1.57m)
   Low Tide at 15:13 (Height 0.48m)
   High Tide at 19:55 (Height 1.76m)
Fri 29 Sep
   Low Tide at 03:31 (Height 0.26m)
   High Tide at 08:37 (Height 1.66m)
   Low Tide at 15:51 (Height 0.45m)
   High Tide at 20:31 (Height 1.85m)
Sat 30 Sep
   Low Tide at 04:11 (Height 0.24m)
   High Tide at 09:13 (Height 1.72m)
   Low Tide at 16:29 (Height 0.44m)
   High Tide at 21:11 (Height 1.90m)
Sun 01 Oct
   Low Tide at 04:50 (Height 0.27m)
   High Tide at 09:52 (Height 1.74m)
   Low Tide at 17:08 (Height 0.44m)
   High Tide at 21:53 (Height 1.89m)
Mon 02 Oct
   Low Tide at 05:28 (Height 0.35m)
   High Tide at 10:32 (Height 1.73m)
   Low Tide at 17:47 (Height 0.47m)
   High Tide at 22:39 (Height 1.81m)
Tue 03 Oct
   Low Tide at 06:06 (Height 0.47m)
   High Tide at 11:14 (Height 1.67m)
   Low Tide at 18:29 (Height 0.53m)
   High Tide at 23:26 (Height 1.67m)

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