Highcliffe Beach

Highcliffe Beach
Photo: © Ian Wool

Signposted from Christchurch, Highcliffe, once part of Hampshire, is Dorset's most easterly parish. A short walk down steep cliffs will bring you to the beach, which is clean, safe and sandy and offers pleasant views of the Isle of Wight.

Type of Beach

Sand & shingle

Dog Friendly?

Dogs banned between groynes H8 & H11 from 1st May to 30th Sept.


Toilets (inc disabled). Cafes & restaurants. Ice-cream/refreshments.


Parking for 900 including disabled. Fees apply from 1st Mar to 31st Oct.


From Christchurch on the A35 take the A337 (Lymington Road) at Somerford Roundabout towards Highcliffe. Take a right turn into Wharncliffe Road for access to the cliff top car park.

Nearest Town


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Highcliffe Beach tide times

  • Wed 21st April

    Low 6:14am (2.18m)
    High 12:26pm (4.01m)
    Low 6:48pm (2.22m)
  • Thu 22nd April

    High 1:04am (4.25m)
    Low 7:49am (2.01m)
    High 1:52pm (4.24m)
    Low 8:18pm (1.97m)
  • Fri 23rd April

    High 2:18am (4.56m)
    Low 9:02am (1.63m)
    High 2:52pm (4.60m)
    Low 9:24pm (1.57m)
  • Sat 24th April

    High 3:12am (4.94m)
    Low 9:57am (1.20m)
    High 3:40pm (4.99m)
    Low 10:17pm (1.16m)

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