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Christchurch Harbour and Quays

Discover the recreational areas of the picturesque locations around Christchurch Harbour

Christchurch Harbour extends from Mudeford Spit (Sandbank) in the east to the confluence of the Rivers Avon and Stour in the west. It is an important area for nature conservation and is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The Harbour and Quays are popular venues for a range of recreational activities including sailing, angling, bird watching and water sports.

  • iStock - Water sample: Link to Christchurch - bathing water qualityChristchurch - bathing water quality

    Sampling for bathing water quality is carried out by the Environment Agency throughout the bathing season, May - September. During this period the table below will be updated with the weekly results.

  • Christchurch Harbour Evening: Link to Christchurch HarbourChristchurch Harbour

    Discover the features and management of Christchurch Harbour, a valued environmental and recreational asset to the borough of Christchurch.

  • Mudeford Quay: Link to Mudeford QuayMudeford Quay

    Mudeford Quay is a beautiful and popular destination and has a range of facilities and events throughout the year.

  • Christchurch Quay from the air: Link to Christchurch QuayChristchurch Quay

    Christchurch Quay is a beautiful riverside open space in Christchurch town centre with a variety of events and facilities available throughout the year.

  • Mudeford Quay Slipway: Link to Slipways in ChristchurchSlipways in Christchurch

    Information on public slipways at Mayors Mead, Bridge Street and Mudeford Quay in Christchurch and the charges that apply.

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