Christchurch Quay is located primarily on the northern side of the River Stour, a short stroll from the Priory gardens. The paths that lead from the historic centre on castle street along the river stour and up to Tuckton Bridge lead you past historic buildings and locations including Place Mill, dating from 1100AD, wich is open to the public and is now an Art Gallery.
Boats are available for hire and there is a ferry service to the opposite bank of the river at Wick from Easter to October. Mini-golf and a wishing well are also found on the Quay and on the south side of the river you will find Tuckton Tea Gardens and paths which lead to Christchurch Wick, a nature reserve with links to Hengistbury Head.
The area known as the Quomps, complete with bandstand and large reserve, is often populated by people and is used as a site for many of the town’s festivals and events. and on a hot summers day will be occupied by families, groups and those who walk along the path from tuckton bridge into the town centre. The Quomps also features a children’s water play area known as the Splash Park.