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

  • Mon 25th January

    High 2:11am (4.44m)
    Low 8:46am (1.92m)
    High 2:35pm (4.51m)
    Low 9:07pm (1.76m)
  • Tue 26th January

    High 3:01am (4.70m)
    Low 9:38am (1.66m)
    High 3:22pm (4.74m)
    Low 9:54pm (1.53m)
  • Wed 27th January

    High 3:43am (4.97m)
    Low 10:23am (1.40m)
    High 4:03pm (4.96m)
    Low 10:37pm (1.30m)
  • Thu 28th January

    High 4:22am (5.21m)
    Low 11:04am (1.15m)
    High 4:42pm (5.14m)
    Low 11:18pm (1.09m)

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