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Mudeford Quay

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Address: Chichester Way | Mudeford, Christchurch, Highcliffe, Christchurch, England
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Mudeford Quay is a small beautiful corner of the Borough of Christchurch in...

Mudeford Quay is a small beautiful corner of the Borough of Christchurch in Dorset, England.

Situated at the entrance of Christchurch Harbour, Mudeford Quay benefits from spectacular views along the coast, over to the Needles on the Isle of Wight & back to Christchurch town.

Mudeford Quay is made up of two areas, the Quay itself and Mudeford Spit, a natural sandbank which leads to Hengisbury Head all the way to Boscombe & Bournemouth.

The Quay is a hub of activity with beautiful beaches, the lush grassed area ideal for picnics and enjoying the beautiful scenery and the Quayside itself which has a small shops, a pub, a fish stall and plenty of vantage points to watch the world go by.

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Typical seaside quay with lots going on

Visited late afternoon in the sunshine. Clean and tidy with lots of activity on and off the water. Boats coming in and out and a larger than expected ferry boat, if we had more... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Broseley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very dissapointed. Crab sandwiches dry and tasted of fish paste and wrapped in cardboard like supermarkets bought ones bit with a huge mark up. Chips raw and tasteless.

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Broseley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited late afternoon in the sunshine. Clean and tidy with lots of activity on and off the water. Boats coming in and out and a larger than expected ferry boat, if we had more time we would have taken a trip, never mind next time! Sat outside in the sunshine for a drink which was very pleasant, starlings very tame... More 

Thank Seagull17
Rochester, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As part of a family weekend getaway we visited the quay as it was just a short walk from our accommodation. It is a beautiful location and great for strolling along hand in hand with a loved one just don't go with teenagers! Aside from the pub there is nothing for them to do and they will quickly get bored.... More 

Thank Stevie G
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Would go again to this very clean and tidy beach. Lovely surrounding walks and one along the shore. Plenty of toilets, café, shops and a restaurant. Can't really fault this place. You can even catch a small ferry that just goes across to hills head or visit Highcliff Castle just a little further down. Lots of people crabbing and fishing... More 

Thank dixie682015
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit Mudeford Quay throughout the year as, it's nice for a walk and to watch the people doing the crab fishing. For those with young children keep them away from the edge and the current is so strong down there be warned.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well kept and clean, the harbour looks east to the Needles, west to Christchurch, the beach huts are colourful and well maintained. A lovely touch of old-fashioned sea side.

Thank MOUMAR09
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant family place, we can't keep away. So much to do in a small area. Good amenities. Lovely beaches.

Thank Nicola L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the quay late afternoon. It was still quite busy. There were plenty of parking spaces. We bought crabbing gear and proceeded to give it a try. The current was strong and the net we bought would to sink fast enough. The kids got some small rock to weigh the net down. After several attempts but still no crab, the... More 

Thank AndrewFromEngland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with grandchildren for a afternoon visit , had a nice lunch in cafe and children had a go at crabing . Weather was great and we enjoyed the visit.

Thank GlenysD761
Newbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful place for the whole family. Many families, including teenagers were busy crabbing. You can buy the nets and bait from the well stocked small shop. A nice restuarant for breakfast and lunch. Pay and display car park. make sure you put enough time on the car as you will get a ticket if you overstay by just a... More 

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