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
Thu 13th DecemberLow 02:15am (1.73m)
High 07:59am (4.90m)
Low 02:41pm (1.77m)
High 08:19pm (4.55m)
Fri 14th DecemberLow 02:55am (1.93m)
High 08:43am (4.69m)
Low 03:25pm (1.95m)
High 09:08pm (4.37m)
Sat 15th DecemberLow 03:43am (2.12m)
High 09:37am (4.52m)
Low 04:20pm (2.08m)
High 10:10pm (4.25m)
Sun 16th DecemberLow 04:45am (2.23m)
High 10:43am (4.42m)
Low 05:27pm (2.11m)
High 11:22pm (4.25m)