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Place Category: Beaches
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 promenade that has wheelchair access.
Facilities include car parks, toilets, cafe, lifeguards in the summer and beach hut hire.
Dog restrictions: May 1 until September 30 dogs are not allowed.
Friars Cliff Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain on Saturday through Tuesday, with temperatures falling to 16°C on Wednesday.Clear throughout the day.Today's Forecast
14->210% 13% 7 mph
5:06 am 9:03 pmClear throughout the day.Friday, May 26th
13->210% 18% 14 mph
5:05 am 9:04 pmLight rain until afternoon.Saturday, May 27th
14->2062% 28% 6 mph
5:04 am 9:06 pmDrizzle overnight.Sunday, May 28th
13->203% 71% 3 mph
5:03 am 9:07 pmLight rain in the morning and overnight.Monday, May 29th
13->1935% 94% 6 mph
5:03 am 9:08 pmRain until afternoon.Tuesday, May 30th
13->1776% 84% 1 mph
5:02 am 9:09 pmMostly cloudy until evening.Wednesday, May 31st
12->160% 41% 6 mph
5:01 am 9:10 pmMostly cloudy until evening.Thursday, Jun 1st
13->218% 48% 6 mph
5:00 am 9:11 pm
Friars Cliff Beach Tide Times
Friars Cliff Beach Water quality
Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
Photos from around the surrounding area