Christchurch - Friars Cliff Beach

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Nature and Wildlife

Christchurch Coastal Path - The path runs the full length of the Christchurch coastline from Chewton Bunny to Mudeford Quay. Steamer Point is a 24 acre cliff top designated local nature reserve (LNR) situated next to Friars Cliff.


Parking Available / Paid Parking Zones /

Water Quality


Lifeguard information


Cleaning and Litter

Manually cleaned by contractor on behalf of Christchurch Borough Council Daily during the summer and at regular intervals in the winter.

Dog Information

Dogs are banned from 1st May to 30th September.

Beach Awards and Information

Quality Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Christchurch Information Centre, 49 High Street Christchurch BH23 1AS Telephone: 01202 471780, Fax: 01202 476816 e‑mail: [email protected]

How to find Christchurch - Friars Cliff Beach

Dorset / Christchurch

From Christchurch on the A35 take the A337 (Lymington Road) at Somerford Roundabout towards Highcliffe. At the next roundabout (Hobourne) take the 3rd exit onto The Runway. Turn left onto Bure Lane; turn right into Seaway Avenue, the car park is at t

Christchurch Train Station. Wilts & Dorset Buses 121, 123 from Bournemouth, Christchurch, New Milton or Lymington.

We use a simple colour coded key to display the amount of cottages nearby, the below shows the three different colours and the number range for each one from green through to red.

  • 1-10 1-10
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