Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Highcliffe Beach

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Shingle and sand beaches ideal for bodyboarding and bathing, plus numerous promenades and cliffside paths to explore.

A series of slopes and paths lead down to beach level. Many paths are gravel. Access at the eastern end via Chewton Bunny is mainly on tarmac paths.

A Café is on the cliff top next to car park. Shops and cafés on Highcliffe high street.

Toilets on cliff top next to café.

Sorry, no dogs on the beach between groynes H4 and H8 from 1 May until 30 September inclusive.

Large car park on Wharncliffe Road.

Lifeguards during July and August.

Horses are not permitted on the seashore between the Saturday preceding Easter Monday and the 30th September (both dates inclusive) in any year between 10am and 9pm.

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Venue/Contact Details
Highcliffe Beach
Wharncliffe Road
BH23 5DE
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
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  • Refreshment / Snacks
  • Toilet Available
  • Drop off / Collection point
  • Car Parking
Times and Costs
Opening times:
The Beach is open all year round.
Further opening details:
  • Evening
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round