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 5th August

    High 3:19am (4.41m)
    Low 9:50am (1.87m)
    High 3:46pm (4.61m)
    Low 10:23pm (1.76m)
  • Fri 6th August

    High 4:08am (4.63m)
    Low 10:40am (1.65m)
    High 4:30pm (4.86m)
    Low 11:10pm (1.51m)
  • Sat 7th August

    High 4:49am (4.84m)
    Low 11:24am (1.43m)
    High 5:08pm (5.09m)
    Low 11:51pm (1.28m)
  • Sun 8th August

    High 5:28am (5.02m)
    Low 12:04pm (1.23m)
    High 5:45pm (5.28m)

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