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Shingle and sand beaches ideal for families. Magnificent views of the Isle of Wight and Christchurch Bay. A short walk from the cliff top nature reserve at Steamer Point.

Mostly designated for bathing with a water sports area in front of the concrete wave wall at the eastern end of the beach.

There are coldwater showers near the beach.

Horses are not permitted on the seashore between the Saturday preceding Easter Monday and the 30th September (both dates inclusive) in any year between 10am and 9pm.

Open fires, fire pits and fire bowls are not permitted at any time on the beach, promenade, cliffs, cliff tops or woodland areas. The beach is surrounded by unique cliff habitats which are Sites of Special Scientific Interest and provide a home to many of the UK’s rare species of reptiles, birds and insects. Their dry nature means they are vulnerable and sparks from open fires can cause huge damage.

For further information about beachfront cycling, e-scooters and more, visit the BCP Council website.

Beach type: Shingle and sand beach. A family beach with safe swimming and gentle slope into the sea.

Parking: Parking a short walk away from cliff top at Steamer Point Car Park (168 spaces) or Avon Run Road Car Park (222 spaces).

Toilets: Toilets up steps near the Beach Hut Cafe. Open when cafe is open.

Accessibility: 4 Accessible parking spaces at Steamer Point Car Park or 12 spaces at Avon Run Road Car Park. The beach is accessed via sloping tarmac paths at either end of the beach. Level access can be gained by joining the promenade from the beach-level car park at Avon Beach and walking eastwards. Accessible toilet with RADAR key access, on the promenade, at the side of Beach Hut Cafe – available when cafe is open.

Dogs: Dogs are welcome on the main beach, off lead from 1 October to 30 April (at other times dogs are not allowed). Dogs to be kept on leads on the promenades at all times. Download the Dogs on Beaches leaflet for further information.

Lifeguards: Lifeguard patrols from 9 July until 4 September 2022 between 10am and 6pm.

Check how busy the beach is: The Beach Check app, has a traffic light system helping both visitors and residents avoid busy hotspots. In addition to showing how busy each beach area is, the app provides handy information on the beach lifeguard status, whether toilets are open and information on byelaws for cycling along the promenade and exercising your dog. The app is free to download and available from: Google Play and Apple App Store.   More Info HERE