Highcliffe Castle Beach

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.

Dog Friendly Beach?

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 57 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Highcliffe Castle 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 7℃ to 9.7℃ with wind speed 10 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Feb 02partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.9℃ to 7.3℃ with wind speed 8.1 m/sec (W)
Friday, Feb 03partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.3℃ to 8.5℃ with wind speed 8.7 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Feb 04partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.7℃ to 8.2℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Feb 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (NW)
Monday, Feb 06fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.5℃ to 2.8℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (NE)
Tuesday, Feb 07clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.8℃ to 2.8℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (NNW)

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

Highcliffe Castle Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Highcliffe Castle Beach is at Christchurch (Entrance) 3.44 km (2.14 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 01 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:09 (Height 0.82m)
   High Tide at 06:40 (Height 1.47m)
   Low Tide at 13:39 (Height 0.62m)
   High Tide at 18:51 (Height 1.32m)
Thu 02 Feb
   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)
Fri 03 Feb
   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)
Sat 04 Feb
   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)
Sun 05 Feb
   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)
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)

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