Guide to Dorset's beaches

Highcliffe Castle Beach

A lovely sand and shingle beach, excellent for swimming, with safe, clean water and views across to the Isle of Wight. Access from the grounds of Highcliffe Castle. Steamer Point Nature Reserve is adjacent to the beach. Parking and other facilities at the Castle.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

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cafe. restaurants. toilets incl disabled in the castle. Nearest shops are in Highcliffe.


Pay parking for 100 cars including disabled.