Prepare to be swept away by the charm of Christchurch and discover the magic that awaits you in this idyllic corner of Dorset. Christchurch makes the perfect hidden getaway to begin your new year and start exploring a new place on the coast.

Mudeford and Highcliffe Beach: 

Kick off your coastal journey at the golden sands of Mudeford and Highcliffe Beach. With panoramic views of the Isle of Wight and the Needles, it's a perfect spot for the adventurous types, with a brisk dip in the chilly waters which can be a refreshing start to the new year. These sandy shores provide the perfect canvas for family fun or a romantic seaside retreat.

Highcliffe Castle:

Discover the timeless charm of Highcliffe Castle, where history meets romance. Roam through the well-maintained grounds, offering a scenic walk amidst stunning architecture. Explore the opulent rooms, attend guided tours for historical insights, and soak in panoramic views of the sea. Complete your visit with a stroll through the enchanting gardens and a stop at the castle’s tearoom for a well-earned cup of traditional English breakfast tea to warm up with after a day of exploring.

Steamer Point Nature Reserve:

Nature beckons at Steamer Point Nature Reserve, a verdant sanctuary where woodlands meet the sea. Immerse yourself in the serenity of this coastal haven as you wander through winding trails. Keep your eyes peeled for a variety of bird species, adding a touch of wildlife magic to your exploration.

Hengistbury Head:

As you roam through the nature reserve, you will be captivated by the scenic views of the English Channel and the Isle of Wight. Walk, hike or cycle along the trails and discover archaeological sites that Hengistbury Head has to offer, whilst enjoying the views of the Dorset coastline. Whilst exploring, take in the vibrant heathland that showcases a kaleidoscope of colours throughout the seasons.

Forest Point View:

Another hidden treasure in Christchurch is Forest Point View, a vantage point that unveils the splendour of Christchurch Harbour. You can enjoy and capture breathtaking views whilst breathing in the fresh sea breeze, and revel in the beauty of the coastal landscape stretching before you. This spot is a ‘must do’ trail.

St. Catherine’s Hill:

Venture up to St. Catherine’s Hill, Christchurch's highest point and offers spectacular views that you simply must include on your list. It's the ideal location for mountain biking, hiking, and dog walking-thanks to the hill’s rich heathland. Afterwards, wander into Christchurch town and savour some local treats, and immerse yourself in the friendly atmosphere, embracing the picturesque charm that defines this part of Christchurch.




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