In some ways, Avon beach is discreet and modest, but there’s no doubting the affection in which it’s held locally, as Lucy testifies in her interview. There are fine views in both directions from here, plus beach huts and excellent access, with a car park and a cafe adjacent to the beach, as well as all the facilities you might want in the town behind. The beach here supports leisure activities, including windsurfing, but it’s also ideal for a leisurely stroll.
Lucy says it straight and unequivocally.
A view from the waterline.
Avon beach is made up of a mixture of sand and shingle, enjoying a fine view of The Needles and the Isle of Wight in the distance. It’s a great beach for families with small children, since it has its own car park, right next to the beach. Excellent facilities include a cafe, shop, beach huts, canoe hire, deck chair hire and toilets. Gundimore Promenade links the beach to Mudeford Quay, where you can try your hand at crabbing, take a ferry trip to Mudeford Sandbank or Christchurch Quay, or just enjoy the views.
How the sea state affects John’s windsurfing.
On the waterline at Avon beach in Dorset.