Best features: Great views across Christchurch Harbour and of the Isle of Wight
Location: An isolated spit of land which adjoins Hengistbury Head and forms a natural barrier between Christchurch Harbour and the open sea.
Activities: Bathing and watersports
Access: Difficult. No parking on site. Access by foot, bike or land train from Hengistbury Head car park. Access by ferry from Mudeford Quay and Christchurch Quay. Wheelchair access is limited due to the sandy nature of the majority of the site. Wheel chairs and pushchairs can be transported on the ferry and land train. The ferry can only transport wheelchairs if their users are able to embark and disembark without remaining in the wheelchair. The land train can carry wheelchair users whilst they remain in the wheelchair by using the special wheelchair carriage of the land train.
Facilities: Café, shop.
Public toilets: Yes, four separate blocks along the split, one with hot showers. Outside cold showers also provided.
Dogs: Yes, dogs allowed on beach all year round.
Parking: No. Nearest car parks at Hengistbury Head and Mudeford Quay.
Safety: RNLI safety advice signage, there is no lifeguard service.
Map & Directions
From A35, follow signs to Mudeford
Public Transport Directions
Bus: Transdev (Yellow Bus Company) and Discover Dorset operate a summer service to Hengistbury Head.
Rail: 10mins taxi journey
Air: 20mins by car from Bournemouth Airport
|2017 Opening (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|