Barton On Sea Beach

Barton On Sea beach is a shingle beach backed by cliffs some 4km to the east of Bournemouth with views out across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. The beach has some rock sea defences and rock groynes in an attempt to reduce the cliff erosion, the cliffs can be unstable which then also makes this a great location for fossil hunting and beachcombing.

The Barton On Sea cliffs are famous for the clay formation known as Barton Beds or Barton Group a name given to a series of grey, greenish and brown clays with bands of sand. This whole stretch but in particular that between Barton and Highcliffe to the west is known for fossils and shells, in particular, gastropods, shark and ray teeth.

The best time for fossil hunting and beachcombing is with a falling to low tide.

The top of the cliffs has a grass area very popular with kite flyers and to the east, you have a golf club.

Facilities at the beach include beach huts, shops, cafe, pub and the beach has a number of pay and display car parks and road parking is available.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Barton On Sea Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.
Barton On Sea Beach is dog friendly and allows dogs all year.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 16 beaches in Hampshire, or check our list of Hampshire Dog Friendly Beaches.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 8.6℃ to 9.6℃ with wind speed 8.9 m/sec (W)
Friday, Feb 03partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.4℃ to 8.7℃ with wind speed 10.6 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Feb 04partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.7℃ to 7.4℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Feb 05partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.7℃ to 8℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Feb 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 3℃ to 3.6℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Feb 07partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.8℃ to 5.4℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (E)
Wednesday, Feb 08cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 1.4℃ to 2.6℃ with wind speed 2.2 m/sec (NE)

Milford on Sea weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Barton On Sea Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Barton On Sea Beach is at Christchurch (Entrance) 6.72 km (4.18 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.

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)
Wed 08 Feb
   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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