Christchurch Harbour was formed about 7,000 years ago when the sea level rose at the end of the Ice Age. Christchurch Quay and Quomps lie in the upper reaches of the harbour and on the northern banks of the River Stour. The entrance to the harbour, known as 'The Run', is flanked by Mudeford Quay to the north and Mudeford Sandbank to the south.
The entrance channel is shallow and subject to constant movement, especially during the winter when at times there is no easily defined entrance. The channel is marked by red and green buoys which are repositioned by local fisherman when necessary.
At the downstream end of the Mudeford Quay Car Park there are two vertical green lights which mark the shoreward...
Map & Directions
From A35 follow signs to Mudeford
Public Transport Directions
Bus: Wilts& Dorset X1 and X2 and Shamrock 111 buses opereate to and from Mudeford
Rail: 10mins taxi journey
Air: 20mins by car from Bournemouth Airport
|2017 Opening (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|