Avon beach

Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available Bournemouth Coast Path SSSI Dog friendly RNLI lifeguard cover July 6 - September 8 Beach cleaned regularly Good water quality for swimming

Season: spring

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, 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 is good for activities too, including windsurfing or just a leisurely stroll.

Spring visit photo gallery


Lucy says it straight and unequivocally.


A view from the waterline.

Season: autumn

Avon beach is a mixture of sand and shingle, with 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.

Autumn visit photo gallery


How the sea state affects John’s windsurfing.


On the waterline at Avon beach in Dorset.

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