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Came on a very stormy day. The views were fantastic both the incoming waves and the views of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Highcliffe beach

Amazing walk and beach Had lots of fun looking for crabs and shells and all other things The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 5JA, England
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Just beautiful. Each of the three times I've had the pleasure of being in the New Forest area, I've driven extensively along the coastal towns, stopping to enjoy the incredible walks and breathtaking scenery. Highcliffe is definitely a memorable highlight. If you enjoy walking extensively...More

4  Thank RoxyrReviews
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

The view to land mostly muddy banks. Not pretty and not much going for it. A few surfers about but there are plenty of nicer places to go for a smell of sea air.

2  Thank Andy B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came on a very stormy day. The views were fantastic both the incoming waves and the views of the Isle of Wight and the needles.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing walk and beach Had lots of fun looking for crabs and shells and all other things The train is amazing for a ssmall fee or get the boat across to christchurch bandstand Its an amazing thing to do and kids will love it Or...More

Thank neil j
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I live in Highcliffe and walk the beachfront nearly everyday. We both love it here and the views are great. What a place to live.

Thank Darren L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with family for a nice cliff walk. Quite a trip down and up, but the views were gorgeous (the sea was so calm), and it was not that busy just before lunchtime.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very pleasant place to stop and have a walk along the beach, lots of dog walkers out so I assume it's a popular place for them too!

Thank BrushM
Reviewed 11 October 2018

A very popular place to use for a nice relaxing walk. It is pebbleyand shigley beach. A lot of people use it for dog walks. The weather is sometimes a little windy but I have been here for short breaks and have been lucky in...More

1  Thank paulrobinson1945
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is a great beach I remember this beach when I was young being un touch but now busy steps are some places un safe but nice beach once down there

1  Thank SimonH1882
Reviewed 2 October 2018

A pleasing walk on clean sandy beaches with our dog. All areas available from October 1st. Plenty of bins and a rubbish free beach. British beaches at their best.

1  Thank Richysaysrelax
Reviewed 27 September 2018

A great place to walk your dog, very clean and easy to access, a lovely place just to stroll along and watch the boats go pass and stop off at quay for a bite to eat or drink.

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We love to stroll this popular beach. On a sunny day, winter or summer, there’s nowhere in Britain better than this sandy stretch of sand. There are several cafés between Highcliffe and Mudeford to tempt you to rest a while.

1  Thank bgs20086
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Natalie B
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Response from Rochelle M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I’m probably too late to answer now but yes, you would have to take your own😊
13 June 2018|
Response from beds397 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. To be sure you could check with Christchurch council who is the local authority for Highcliffe.
13 June 2018|
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Response from Roger T | Reviewed this property |
No use car parks,Scooter friendly but zigzag closed from Castle, enjoy your visit