Avon beach

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 each direction from here, plus beach huts and excellent access, including a car park with 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.

Spring visit photo gallery


Lucy’s unequivocal eulogy.


A view from beside the sea.

Season: autumn

Avon beach comprises sand and shingle, affording a fine distant view of The Needles and the Isle of Wight.  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 to Christchurch Quay, or just enjoy the views.

Autumn visit photo gallery


How the sea state affects John’s windsurfing.

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