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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Place Category: Beaches

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 11℃ to 13.1℃ with wind speed 8.5 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Mar 23partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 9.3℃ to 9.8℃ with wind speed 14.2 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Mar 24clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 9.4℃ to 9.5℃ with wind speed 12.3 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Mar 25partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.8℃ to 9.4℃ with wind speed 15.1 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Mar 26heavyrain
Expect a temp in the range 6.5℃ to 7.7℃ with wind speed 7.2 m/sec (SE)
Monday, Mar 27clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.5℃ to 3.9℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (NNW)
Tuesday, Mar 28cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.6℃ to 7.5℃ with wind speed 1.4 m/sec (SE)

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 22 Mar
   Low Tide at 04:13 (Height 0.44m)
   High Tide at 08:56 (Height 1.87m)
   Low Tide at 16:34 (Height 0.23m)
   High Tide at 21:37 (Height 1.70m)
Thu 23 Mar
   Low Tide at 04:52 (Height 0.44m)
   High Tide at 09:36 (Height 1.90m)
   Low Tide at 17:12 (Height 0.28m)
   High Tide at 22:17 (Height 1.72m)
Fri 24 Mar
   Low Tide at 05:29 (Height 0.46m)
   High Tide at 10:19 (Height 1.87m)
   Low Tide at 17:48 (Height 0.37m)
   High Tide at 22:58 (Height 1.70m)
Sat 25 Mar
   Low Tide at 06:08 (Height 0.50m)
   High Tide at 11:05 (Height 1.78m)
   Low Tide at 18:24 (Height 0.50m)
   High Tide at 23:40 (Height 1.63m)
Sun 26 Mar
   Low Tide at 06:49 (Height 0.56m)
   High Tide at 11:53 (Height 1.63m)
   Low Tide at 19:01 (Height 0.64m)
Mon 27 Mar
   High Tide at 00:23 (Height 1.53m)
   Low Tide at 07:34 (Height 0.64m)
   High Tide at 12:46 (Height 1.44m)
   Low Tide at 19:40 (Height 0.79m)
Tue 28 Mar
   High Tide at 01:09 (Height 1.42m)
   Low Tide at 08:23 (Height 0.72m)
   High Tide at 16:36 (Height 1.41m)
   Low Tide at 20:29 (Height 0.94m)

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