Mudeford Sandbanks Beach

A sandy beach at the tip of Hengistbury Head. Swimmers, paddlers and watersports are segregated on designated areas between numbered groynes.

The collection of 300 plus wooden beach chalets may look rough but the huts are in great demand due the excellent location.

Facilities include toilets, cafe, bistro and shop on the sandbank; Mudeford Quay facilities including pub, cafe, shop are just a short ferry ride away.

No vehicle access to the sandbank. Nearest car parks are at Mudeford Quay and Hengistbury Head. Access is either by land train from the Hengistbury Head car park or ferries from Mudeford or Christchurch Quays.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Mudeford Sandbanks Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Mudeford Sandbanks 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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Mudeford Sandbanks 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 4.2℃ to 7.1℃ with wind speed 7.2 m/sec (NNW)
Thursday, Jan 26clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.5℃ to 4.5℃ with wind speed 9.1 m/sec (N)
Friday, Jan 27partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.5℃ to 4.5℃ with wind speed 7.8 m/sec (N)
Saturday, Jan 28partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.9℃ to 3.8℃ with wind speed 5.9 m/sec (NNE)
Sunday, Jan 29partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.3℃ to 6.4℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (W)
Monday, Jan 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.9℃ to 9.2℃ with wind speed 7.8 m/sec (W)
Tuesday, Jan 31clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.7℃ to 4.6℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (NW)

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

Mudeford Sandbanks Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Mudeford Sandbanks Beach is at Christchurch (Entrance) 0.52 km (0.33 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 25 Jan
   Low Tide at 06:14 (Height 0.56m)
   High Tide at 11:04 (Height 1.89m)
   Low Tide at 18:33 (Height 0.27m)
   High Tide at 23:50 (Height 1.56m)
Thu 26 Jan
   Low Tide at 06:56 (Height 0.62m)
   High Tide at 11:49 (Height 1.80m)
   Low Tide at 19:17 (Height 0.35m)
Fri 27 Jan
   High Tide at 00:47 (Height 1.46m)
   Low Tide at 07:42 (Height 0.70m)
   High Tide at 12:34 (Height 1.66m)
   Low Tide at 20:03 (Height 0.48m)
Sat 28 Jan
   High Tide at 04:24 (Height 1.60m)
   Low Tide at 08:32 (Height 0.79m)
   High Tide at 13:21 (Height 1.49m)
   Low Tide at 20:53 (Height 0.62m)
Sun 29 Jan
   High Tide at 05:13 (Height 1.58m)
   Low Tide at 09:34 (Height 0.86m)
   High Tide at 17:03 (Height 1.38m)
   Low Tide at 21:56 (Height 0.77m)
Mon 30 Jan
   High Tide at 06:05 (Height 1.54m)
   Low Tide at 11:20 (Height 0.87m)
   High Tide at 17:43 (Height 1.34m)
Tue 31 Jan
   Low Tide at 00:03 (Height 0.84m)
   High Tide at 07:20 (Height 1.50m)
   Low Tide at 12:44 (Height 0.75m)
   High Tide at 18:15 (Height 1.32m)

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