British Beaches

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Christchurch - Avon Beach Beach

Christchurch, Dorset

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.

Beach Type



Cafe and beach shop
Deck chair hire
Beach huts available for hire
First aid post
Toilets incl disabled


Play area for children
Relatively safe bathing
Canoe hire and crab fishing
Jet skiing

Nature and Wildlife

Christchurch Coastal Path - The path runs the full length of the Christchurch coastline from Chewton Bunny to Mudeford Quay.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Beach manually cleaned every day during the summer and at regular intervals in winter.


Dogs are banned between 1st May and 30th September.

Tourist Information

Christchurch Information Centre, 49 High Street Christchurch BH23 1AS Telephone: 01202 471780, Fax: 01202 476816 e‑mail: [email protected]


Nearest town: Christchurch
County: Dorset
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7294, -1.73218
Postcode: BH23 4DX
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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From Christchurch on the A35 take the A337 (Lymington Road)towards Highcliffe. At the next roundabout (Hobourne) take the 3rd exit onto The Runway which becomes Bure Lane. The brown tourist sand castle signs will also direct you.

Public Transport

Christchurch Train Station. Wilts & Dorset Buses 121, 123 from Bournemouth, Christchurch, New Milton or Lymington.

Nearest Railway Stations

Hinton Admiral (Approx. 2 miles away)
Christchurch (Approx. 2 miles away)
New Milton (Approx. 4 miles away)
Pokesdown (Approx. 4 miles away)
Bournemouth (Approx. 6 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Pay parking available for 200 cars including disabled.

Nearby Car Parks

Avon Run Road, Christchurch (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Avon Beach, Christchurch (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Southcliffe Road, Christchurch (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Mudeford Quay, Christchurch (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Steamer Point, Christchurch (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Pipers Drive, Christchurch (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Highcliffe Castle, Christchurch (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Stanpit Recreation Ground, Christchurch (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Purewell Dairy, Christchurch (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Two Riversmeet Leisure Centre, Christchurch (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Christchurch