The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
Located in the centre of Christchurch, this pub serves lunch and dinner using fresh produce locally sourced where ever possible. During the warmer months dine outside in the secluded garden.
Found at Mudeford on the eastern side of Christchurch’s harbour, Avon Beach is a stretch of sand overlooking the Isle of Wight and Needles Lighthouse. Popular amongst wind and kitesurfers for its versatile yet gentle conditions, the absence of a challenging shorebreak means you’ll often see beginners and enthusiasts showing off their skills (or lack of).
A short stroll around the town centre and through Christchurch Quay and the grounds of the Priory. Take a look at the Web site for parking and location details.
A sleepy little ex-fishing village at the entrance to Christchurch Harbour with sea views to die for and the freshest sea food you could hope for. The focal point is the Quay with grassy picnic area and a plthora of water sports opportunities.
A National Trust nature reserve, this three-mile curve of sand is home to many breeds of rare bird. Voted the UK's 4th top beach by Which? Magazine - though locals would probably place it higher. Studland is also a popular family beach famous for its nudist section at Knoll Bay, the National Trust's only designated naturist beach. With safe shallow waters, sandy beach and a cafe this is a great place for children. National Trust members can park for free.
Gets pretty busy at peak times, but it's a great place all year round - as sandy as the Bournemouth beaches but totally sheltered from the prevailing south westerly breezes. National Trust Membesr park for free. Use the road from Corfe or chain ferry from Sandbanks.
Offering picture perfect views no matter where you turn, Mudeford Sandbank beach takes pride of place at the mouth of Christchurch Harbour. Well known for its 346 residential beach huts and proximity to Hengistbury Head Ancient Monument, the beach can only be reached on foot, bike, land train or ferry.
Wonderful views of the Isle of Wight and Christchurch Bay, an award winning cafe and a nearby cliff top nature reserve are all but a few of Friar’s Cliff beach’s accolades. Burrowed between Avon Beach and Highcliffe Castle Beach, Friar’s Cliff beach has easy access and plenty of appeal.
A nature reserve in Christchurch Harbour is the stunning location of these land and waters-based sports and activities.
Near Hengistbury Head Ancient Monument, Hengistbury West Beach boasts beautiful views and plenty to captivate the imagination. With nature trails to explore, you can wander along the dog-friendly pebble and shingle beach or discover the history and wildlife of the area. There is parking at Hengistbury Head, and there are also land train and bus services.
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