At the western end of Christchurch bay, and guarding the entrance to the harbour, is the characterful fishing village of Mudeford. From here a ferry can be taken to Mudeford Sandbanks, a unique spit that joins the village to Hengistbury Head, jutting out into the English Channel between Bournemouth and Christchurch.
Alternatively a train from the Hengistbury Head car park will deliver you to this popular sandy beach where the wooden huts, of which there are 350, can fetch up to £100 000 apiece on the rare occasion that one comes up for sale. There are toilets, a café and a shop on the sandbank.
Type of Beach
No dog restrictions.
Toilets. including disabled toilets. Cafes and shops are located in Christchurch.
Access through Christchurch. signposted Mudeford quay.
Other beaches near Mudeford Beach
Mudeford Beach tide times
Tue 5th DecemberLow 3:53am (2.26m)
High 9:54am (4.40m)
Low 4:44pm (2.23m)
High 10:36pm (4.14m)
Wed 6th DecemberLow 5:02am (2.34m)
High 11:04am (4.33m)
Low 5:56pm (2.21m)
High 11:48pm (4.18m)
Thu 7th DecemberLow 6:18am (2.29m)
High 12:13pm (4.39m)
Low 7:01pm (2.07m)
Fri 8th DecemberHigh 12:51am (4.34m)
Low 7:22am (2.12m)
High 1:12pm (4.53m)
Low 7:56pm (1.87m)