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.

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Highcliffe Beach tide times

  • Thu 2nd December

    High 2:29am (5.23m)
    Low 9:08am (1.20m)
    High 2:50pm (5.44m)
    Low 9:37pm (0.97m)
  • Fri 3rd December

    High 3:17am (5.51m)
    Low 9:59am (0.94m)
    High 3:38pm (5.64m)
    Low 10:26pm (0.80m)
  • Sat 4th December

    High 4:03am (5.73m)
    Low 10:49am (0.76m)
    High 4:25pm (5.74m)
    Low 11:14pm (0.72m)
  • Sun 5th December

    High 4:49am (5.84m)
    Low 11:39am (0.69m)
    High 5:12pm (5.73m)

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