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Christchurch - Mudeford Quay Beach

Christchurch, Dorset

Situated at the entrance to Christchurch harbour, this is the departure point for ferries to Mudeford Sand Bank beaches. There is a small stretch of shingle the site not generally considered suitable for bathing or watersports because of its proximity to the fast flowing "Run" and the main harbour channel.

Beach Type



Including disabled toilets
Cafes and shops are located in Christchurch


Boating and windsurfing

Nature and Wildlife

Hengitsbury head and Stawpit are important wildlife conservation areas.

Water Quality

Not Tested




No dog restrictions.

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: 50.7223, -1.74072
Postcode: BH23 4AB
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Access through Christchurch. signposted Mudeford quay.

Public Transport

Served by local buses

Nearest Railway Stations

Christchurch (Approx. 2 miles away)
Hinton Admiral (Approx. 2 miles away)
Pokesdown (Approx. 4 miles away)
New Milton (Approx. 4 miles away)
Bournemouth (Approx. 5 miles away)

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


Parking available.

Nearby Car Parks

Mudeford Quay, Christchurch (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Avon Beach, Christchurch (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Avon Run Road, Christchurch (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Southcliffe Road, Christchurch (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Stanpit Recreation Ground, Christchurch (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Pipers Drive, Christchurch (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Steamer Point, Christchurch (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Purewell Dairy, Christchurch (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth (Long stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Two Riversmeet Leisure Centre, Christchurch (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Christchurch