Top 5 Local Beaches

Milford Beach

Milford Beach

Approximately half a mile from the centre of Milford.
Pebbles normally dominate Milford beach but at low tide the sand appears. Go onto the cliff top and park in the second car park (opposite Camden Hurst flats) and head on down to the beach. Often there is a sand bar 20-30 yards off shore – easy to swim to and at times it dries out completely.
Refreshments: 
Car park kiosk selling ice creams, non-alcoholic drinks and snacks.

 

Mud&HH

Mudeford and Hengistbury Head

Approximately 8 miles from Milford.
Drive to Mudeford and follow the signs for car parks and quay. To the left is Mudeford Beach and to the right take the small ferry (5 minutes) to Hengistbury Head. This is a traffic free area which has a good sandy beach. Here, are some of the most expensive beach huts in England.
Refreshments: Car park kiosk selling ice creams, non-alcoholic drinks and snacks.

 

Boscombe

Boscombe

Approximately 13 miles from Milford.
Drive to New Milton, Barton, Christchurch and then follow signs to Boscombe. A popular family beach with plenty of sand. Small pier and home to England’s first articial surfing reef, which sadly proved not be a great success. Plenty of parking and safe under cliff drive (traffic free) for cycling and scooters. Children’s play area.
Refreshments: Several seafront restaurants, cafes and shops.

 

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

Approximately 20 miles from Milford.
One of England’s top resorts – it’s busy, it’s brash and it’s traditional. Lot’s to do and see. Plenty of sand and when you are bored with the beach take a stroll down the pier.

 

Studland

Studland Beach

Approximately 30 miles from Milford.
Drive to Poole and then take the ‘chain ferry’ to Studland Beach. On the way you will drive through Sandbanks which reportedly has the most expensive coastal real estate in England. Note: during summer school holidays there could well be a 30 minute wait for the ferry. Having driven this far you might like to combine a trip with a visit to Corfe Castle.

A glorious slice of natural coastline in Purbeck featuring a four-mile stretch of golden, sandy beach, with gently shelving bathing waters and views of Old Harry Rocks and the Isle of Wight. Ideal for water sports whilst the heathland behind the beach is a haven for native wildlife and features all six British reptiles. Designated trails through the sand dunes and woodlands, allow for exploration and spotting of deer, insects and bird life as well as a wealth of wild flowers.  Refreshments: There is a local café/bistro and a mobile refreshment van. However, if the weather is good take a picnic!

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