Two Rivers Meet Leisure Centre.
Swimming and most indoor sports available here a also golf course and near by skate and cycle park plenty of parking
Picturesque area where the fishing fleet unload there fresh goods, fresh fish stall,café and public house with outdoor seating plenty of parking also boat/fishing trips available in summer. Fishing and crab fishing all along the Run ( crab bait and lines available from fish stall) cautionary note: the Run is a fast moving tidal water caution is to be used.
Limited parking,An easy walk though the marshes on well constructed paths. This is a large nature reserve with many species of birds frequently seen, there is a daily log of birds on the notice board. On the walk round old metal boats can be seen on the marsh this is part of the marshes history
Hengistbury Head has many features from old Iron Age ramparts, nature and bird reserves and a hidden lake and quiet beaches. The famous Noddy Train runs from the car park to the end of the head always handy for the tired walker. Walkers can follow the level tarmac road to the end of the head or the more energetic can walk over the top of the head. Plenty of car parking with large grass area ideal for kite flying and a golf course opposite.
The New Forest is a genuine walker's paradise with many circular and linear routes. There are many picnic and toilet facilities, all of which are carefully sited to allow visitors safe and easy access to a variety of forest landscapes. plenty of car parks
Christchurch Local Beaches
From Highcliffe to Southbourne
Highcliffe beach: parking at Highcliffe Castle and Waterford Road car park a stiff walk down numerous steps to the beach not suitable for the disabled. Nice sandy beaches good area for swimming no facilities on the beach. Also access to the Beach at Highcliffe Castle from Steamer Point through a nature reserve.
Steamer point / Friars Cliffe: Car park at the end of Seaway Ave easy access to the beach suitable for the disabled. A sandy beach with groynes making it suitable for young children, facilities including showers, toilets, café and seating.
Avon beach: The car park is right on the beach easy access for disabled a stone and sand beach this beach is ideal for wind surfing , kite surfing and jet skiing ( jet ski access from Mudeford Quay) facilities café , toilets, shop ( with hire facilities) and showers.
Hengistbury Head: Plenty of parking there are two beaches here one at the end of the head access by train or walk along tarmac road access for disabled nice sandy beaches facilities café, toilets and shower. The second beach is along side the head not suitable for disabled. A quiet beach more stone than sand a good fishing beach no facilities.
Southbourne beach: Plenty of parking in car parks and along the cliff top disabled access via slopes or lift at Fisherman’s Walk. Southbourne beach is the typical clean sandy beach, facilities café, toilets showers, crazy golf and a road train to Bournemouth.
Boat trips: Mainly short fishing trips available from Mudeford Quay ideal for beginners, Bournemouth pier offers trips to Poole and the Isle of Wight plus cruises round the bay and harbours. For trips to the Isle of Wight by car Lymington has hourly sailings.
Tuckton: Riverside venue offering refreshment ,crazy golf and the hire of small boats to explore the river on.
Highcliffe Castle: Highcliffe Castle is a Grade I listed building which was built between 1831 and 1835 by Lord Stuart de Rothesay. It has been described as "the most important remaining example of the Romantic and Picturesque style of architecture."