PUBLISHED: 12:49 24 March 2014 | UPDATED: 16:35 28 May 2015
Highcliffe Beach is a short distance from the village of Highcliffe, just a few miles out of Christchurch. It is Dorset's most easterly beach and enjoys views across to the Isle of Wight.
The sand and shingle beach is ideal for body boarding and bathing and there is a RNLI Lifeguard service during July and August.
There is a pay and display car park at Highcliffe Cliff Top, where charges apply between April and September. There are also toilet and café facilities on the cliff top. There is no disabled access to the beach due to a series of steep, gravel paths.
The beach is close to Christchurch Coastal Path which runs the full length of the Christchurch coastline from Chewton Bunny to Mudeford Quay.
Dogs are not permitted on a short stretch of Highcliffe Beach between groynes H4 and H8 between May and September.
Highcliffe Beach was awarded a Seaside Award in 2013.
This beach is managed by Christchurch Borough Council.