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Mudeford Sandbank - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Southbourne, Bournemouth BH6 4EW, UK

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Christchurch Harbour
Christchurch Harbour0.76km from Mudeford Sandbank

Christchurch Harbour has formed about 7,000 years ago. Christchurch Quay and Quomps lie in the upper reaches of the harbour. The entrance to the harbour, known as 'The Run', is flanked by Mudeford Quay to the north and Mudeford Sandbank to the south. The harbour is generally shallow and due to the tidal harmonics in the English Channel has double high water on each tide. It comprises the estuary of the Stour and Avon and the Hengistbury Head peninsula.

Mudeford
Mudeford0.78km from Mudeford Sandbank

Mudeford Quay is situated at the entrance of Christchurch Harbour and South of Mudeford village center. The Quay comprises of The Haven Inn public house, a number of ex-fishermans' cottages, and a large car park, it is still used by local fishing boats as well as being a base for many water sports. A short walk from Mudeford Quay is the family-friendly, sandy beaches of Gundimore, Avon Beach, and Friars Cliff. There are beachside cafes, toilets, and beach huts for hire.

Hengistbury Head Beach
Hengistbury Head Beach1.12km from Mudeford Sandbank

Hengistbury Head is a relatively unspoilt and south-facing pebble beach, with imposing clay and ironstone cliffs. It is a fascinating place not only for its wide variety of habitats but also for its internationally important archaeology and geology.

Hengistbury Head
Hengistbury Head1.13km from Mudeford Sandbank

Hengistbury Head is a scenic and historic headland near the town of Bournemouth on the south coast of England. It is home to over 500 plant species, 300 types of birds, a superb variety of insects, reptiles and small mammals. It is a fascinating place not only for its wide variety of habitats but also for its internationally important archaeology and geology.

Christchurch Castle and Norman House
Christchurch Castle and Norman House2.68km from Mudeford Sandbank

The Grade I listed Christchurch Castle is of Norman origin and was originally of a motte and bailey construction. The castle once dominated the town but now lies in ruins and only a couple of the keep walls remain. A castle has stood in Christchurch since approximately 1074 AD when William I fortified the town with a wooden fort on a motte. Today the bailey is home to a bowling green and gardens, and the ditch has been filled but parts of the keep and much of the constable's house still st

Highcliffe Castle
Highcliffe Castle2.72km from Mudeford Sandbank

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