Christchurch Harbour

Picturesque natural harbour

Christchurch Harbour is a large natural harbour with a wonderful variety of walks, watersports and other activities.

The Harbour was formed 7,000 years ago when the sea level rose at the end of the Ice Age. Christchurch Quay and Quomps lie in the upper reaches of the harbour and on the northern banks of the River Stour.

The entrance to the harbour is known as 'The Run'. You'll find Mudeford Quay to the north and Mudeford Sandbank to the south. Hengistbury Head separates the harbour from the sea.

Suitable for kayaking, sailing, paddling and bird-watching.


  • The Quay
  • Christchurch
  • Dorset
  • BH23 3NT


  • Telephone: 01202 471780


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