A little bit of history
The Highcliffe we know and love today started life as a hamlet unromantically called Slop Pond with a reputation for smuggling. The area then become popular with seaside seeking Victorians and was re-named Newtown before getting the name Highcliffe, after nearby High Cliffe House.
Need to know
For the weekly shop, you'll find both a Co-op and Tesco in Highcliffe. Plus Michael Ryder is an excellent butchers and Southern Wine is great for anyone who likes a tipple. Fresh baked bread and cakes can be had at Ballentines Patisserie. And for unusual snacks, artisan pickles and more, head to the Blue Sky Deli. Further afield, The Fish Stall on Mudeford Quay sells delicious fresh fish. There are thriving markets every Monday on Christchurch High Street and every Saturday on Lymington High Street. For gifts and cards head to Occasions on Lymington Road or the gift shop at Highcliffe Castle.
HIGHCLIFFE BOASTS AN ACTIVE COMMUNITY WITH MANY GROUPS TO JOIN, MAKING IT EASY TO MAKE FRIENDS IN THE AREA.