Fishermans Walk Beach is a sandy beach with some pebbles. Facilities include cafe, toilets, deck chair hire, beach huts, cliff lift, car parks and road parking, lifeguards in summer and kids zones.
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Church Ope Cove beach is a pebble beach with a small stream on the eastern side of Portland and as the tide goes out you have a number of rock read more
Worbarrow Bay beach is mainly pebbles with a little sand. The beach has a steep shelf and so swimmers will be in deep water very fast. Popular anchorage for boats read more
Avon Beach is situated at Mudeford to the east side of the Christchurch Harbour entrance, near Bournemouth and is a 1/4 mile of sandy beach with views of the Isle read more
Charmouth beach is a sand (at low tide) and shingle beach that stretches for two miles with rock pools. Charmouth beach is an excellent place to search for fossils. To read more
Friars Cliff beach is a mixture of sand and shingle with great views across Christchurch Bay to the Isle of Wight. Good family beach with safe swimming, backed by a read more
Highcliffe Castle beach is a sand and shingle beach backed by woods and Highcliffe Castle. Limited facilities: parking, toilets and cafe in the grounds of Highcliffe Castle. Note that the read more
Mudeford Quay is at the entrance to Christchurch harbour is not a beach but provides a great family day out location. You can fish off the quay, walk to the read more
Lyme Bay is situated on the south coast of England, towards the western end of the English Channel. The Lyme Bay coast makes for excellent family holidays with excellent beaches, read more
Bowleaze Cove beach is a sand and shingle beach backed by cliffs and is at the eastern end of the long beach stretch within Weymouth Bay. When the tide comes read more
Southbourne beach is a sandy beach with some shingle and is popular with families. Like most Bournemouth beaches the seafront is backed by a steep cliff. Facilities include lifeguards in read more
Bournemouth beach by the pier is an all round good family sandy beach. It has all levels of entertainment and facilities. Some good surfing by the Pier but often very read more