"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Christchurch - Avon Beach

Christchurch Avon Beach is in Christchurch Bay on the Dorset coast. The bay is approximately 13 kilometres wide from Hengitsbury Head to Hurst Castle. Christchurch Avon is a sandy beach resort, approximately 700 metres wide, close to Christchurch town.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Christchurch

Local authority: Bournemouth Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: SZ189922

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Keep Britain Tidy Seaside Award

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Things to see and do near Christchurch - Avon Beach

  • Highcliffe Castle (1m)
  • The Clay Studio (2m)
  • Serendipity Sams Play and Party Centre (2m)
  • Christchurch Castle (3m)
  • Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum (4m)
  • Sammy Miller Museum (Transport) (Sammy Miller Museum Trust) (4m)
  • Macpennys Woodland Gardens and Nursery (4m)
  • Littledown Centre (4m)
  • Littledown Miniature Railway (4m)
  • Burley Villa Riding School (5m)

Tourist Information

Christchurch
Tourist Information Centre
49 High Street
Dorset
England
BH23 1AS

Phone 01202 471 780
Email enquiries@christchurchtourism.info

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Friday 28 July

06:00


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
WSW
Pressure 1009
Humidity 88%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 12%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
WSW
Pressure 1010
Humidity 83%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 14%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 8mph.
SW
Pressure 1011
Humidity 85%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 45%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
SW
Pressure 1011
Humidity 86%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 43%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 10mph.
SW
Pressure 1009
Humidity 88%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 20%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 12mph.
SW
Pressure 1008
Humidity 92%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
08:05 BST
(07:05 GMT)
High Tide
13:29 BST
(12:29 GMT)
Low Tide
20:25 BST
(19:25 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Accomodation near Christchurch - Avon Beach

Hotels, guest houses and B&Bs

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Tell us what you think about Christchurch - Avon Beach

This sandy beach is an ideal spot for a family trip to the seaside, offering a safe gentle slope into the sea. Sand bars often appear depending on the tide movements. Beach huts line the promenade and are available for hire along with deck chairs, sun loungers, canoes and wind breaks. The café is open all year round and popular with locals and tourists alike. During July and August a first aid post can be found at the Beach Office, where there is always someone on call for any local information that you may need.

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