Beaches

Beaches

We get asked by a lot of guests to suggest the best beaches to visit. We are spoilt for choice with a wide range of beaches right on our doorstep. Here are a few of our favourites:
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Mudeford and Friars cliff

These are probably the closest beaches to us and about a 20 minute drive in the direction of Highcliffe and Christchurch. The beaches are predominantly sand and pebbles. At Friars Cliff and Mudeford Beach there are a couple of nice cafés to get food. We love the Noisy Lobster and this serves breakfast through to dinner.

Hengistbury Head and Mudeford Spit

A short ferry trip from Mudeford are the beautiful beaches of Hengistbury Head. The trip costs £2 per adult and takes about 10 minutes. Once there you can walk along the spit and see the beach huts that sell for well over £300k each. You can enjoy some wonderful food courtesy of the Beach House which is also licenced so you can sip a glass of wine or a beer with your food too.

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Bournemouth Bay and Sandbanks

Stretching from Hengistbury Head right along to Sandbanks is a beautiful 10 mile length of golden sandy beach. The beaches get very busy around the touristy areas like Bournemouth Pier but go a little distance either side of the pier and you will find it gets a lot quieter.

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Studland and Swanage

With all the beaches if the weather forecast is good, and especially at weekends and school holidays , car parking can be a bit of a challenge! We suggest heading off early i.e. aim to get there before 10am or alternatively go after 3pm when some people are starting to leave.

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