The Best Beaches In Christchurch – Must Visit Beaches In UK

Esther Tendai Burt

My name is Esther. I was born and raised in Zimbabwe. I came to the UK, London to be specific in the year 2000. In 2005, I graduated as a psychiatric nurse at South Bank University. I moved down to Southampton in 2006. I did Journalism in 2011 and founded my own publication called DIY Girl magazine. Fast forward, I am now a full-time travel blogger.

The Best Beaches In Christchurch – Must Visit Beaches In UK

The best beaches in Christchurch seemed the perfect start to showcase my passion for Dorset Beaches. Christchurch has must visit beaches in Uk. It is not very far from where I live in Bournemouth. I will never get tired of writing about beaches. It is commonly known that beaches are not only a nice place to visit. But, beaches are in fact therapeutic places to explore. Beaches are also deemed good for our brains, as I will elaborate later. I began my journey at the borders of Hampshire and Dorset. This was right at the edge of South-East Dorset.

1) Highcliffe Beach

The Highcliffe Beach


Highcliffe Beach is a sandy and shingles beach. Grassy dunes, bushes and tree back this beach. A low-rise cliff offers beautiful views.


At the top of Highcliffe Beach is the Cliffhanger Café famous for its fantastic food and view. The Cliffhanger is a hit with both the locals and tourist.

Cliffhanger Cafe

2) Highcliffe Castle Beach

Highcliffe Castle Beach


Definitely, the best beach in Christchurch is the Highcliffe Castle Beach. The stately Highcliffe Castle accompanies this beach area. Sand and shingle make the beach excellent for swimming. What the beach does to your brain can be amazing.  Visits can be considered therapeutic. It could be simple things like sitting or walking at the beach. I will leave this completely different topic for another day.

Chilling by the beach

3) Steamer Point Beach.

This is a dedicated Local Nature Reserve (LNR). The Steamer Point Beach is between the Highcliffe Castle and Friars Beaches.


4) Friars Cliff Beach.

The Friars Cliff is an award-winning beach. No wonder it qualifies to be one of the best beaches in Christchurch. Friars Beach is also less crowded than the Avon beach. I will talk more about the Avon Beach below. This beach is mainly sandy with patches of shingles.



5) Avon Beach

Colourful beach huts are the ‘signature’ to most beaches and they are very popular at Avon Beach. The Avon Beach’s promenade is at one end and attractive pastel coloured beach huts to the other. This beach is gently sloping and mainly sandy although there are a few shingles here and there.


6) Mudeford Quay Beach

The Mudeford Quay Beach is part of the best beaches in Christchurch. This is a small stretch of sand facing into Christchurch Harbour. It is ideal as a launching spot for small boats and canoes. There is also the Mudeford Sandbank Beach. I do not know whether l should separate it from Mudeford Quay Beach. From their location, I think it is best for you to pay a visit, and decide for yourself.


I do hope you enjoyed my selection of the best beaches in Christchurch. By the way, do not mistake the beautiful Christchurch in the UK, with Christchurch in New Zealand. You want to enjoy part of the South Coast, visit Christchurch. Always keep in touch and keep sharing your comment below.

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