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 16th May

    High 5:20am (5.54m)
    Low 12:09pm (0.68m)
    High 5:43pm (5.59m)
  • Tue 17th May

    Low 12:31am (0.67m)
    High 6:03am (5.59m)
    Low 12:54pm (0.66m)
    High 6:26pm (5.64m)
  • Wed 18th May

    Low 1:16am (0.66m)
    High 6:48am (5.53m)
    Low 1:39pm (0.75m)
    High 7:11pm (5.59m)
  • Thu 19th May

    Low 2:03am (0.75m)
    High 7:35am (5.36m)
    Low 2:25pm (0.94m)
    High 8:00pm (5.44m)

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