The Beach Guide

Highcliffe Castle Beach (Christchurch)

Highcliffe Castle Beach (Christchurch) - Dorset

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A lovely sand and shingle beach, excellent for swimming, with safe, clean water and views across to the Isle of Wight. Access from the grounds of Highcliffe Castle. Steamer Point Nature Reserve is adjacent to the beach. Parking and other facilities at the Castle.

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Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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    BH23 4AU

    OS grid ref.

    SZ 2010 9295

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