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Walking dogs on beaches

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

On advice from the government regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), some services have changed. Find our latest information and advice on using our Beaches in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

See further information about changes to services.

You can walk your dog on several beaches in Christchurch. Some beaches have restricted zones or specific times when you can walk your dog. 

Visit the Dorset Dogs website for information and advice on dog walking in Dorset.

Christchurch beaches
BeachWhen dogs are allowed
Avon Beach and Friars Cliff Beach 1 October to 30 April
Highcliffe Beach  All year round (no dogs between Groynes H4 and H8 from 1 May to 30 September)
Mudeford Sandbank All year round
Gundimore Beach All year round
Friars Cliff Beach

1 October to 30 April or all year round between the wave wall and Groyne H4 at Highcliffe Beach


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