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279 Lymington Road
BH23 5EB

Why move to Highcliffe?

22 miles from Southampton and 10 from Bournemouth, Highcliffe is a leafy, tree-lined, suburban area that, thanks to its enviable location on the south coast, excellent beaches, low crime rates and relaxed vibe, is becoming popular for those relocating to the coast.

Some things to love about living in Highcliffe

The Christchurch Coastal Path extends from Highcliffe cliff top via Steamer Point Nature Reserve to Mudeford Quay where you can catch a ferry to Mudeford Sandbank and walk to Hengistbury Head. This is a beautiful walk with stunning coastal views over the Bay of Christchurch. The walk is approx. 2.5 miles.

If you love to eat fish rather than just catch them, visit the fish stall on Mudeford Quay for the fresh catch of the day. Delicious!

For that special occasion, visit the Chewton Glen Hotel - overnight stays and dinner to afternoon teas, not to mention the sumptuous spa and Treehouses!

Take a walk on the wild side. For scenic, peaceful and enjoyable walks, visit the New Forest.

Dog walks can be enjoyed along the beaches, in the forest and around our lovely nature parks.

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.



By Road:

The roads of Highcliffe are generally quiet, with busy periods around commuter travelling times of 8-9am and 4-6pm.

By Train:

Trains from Hinton Admiral Train Station will take you to London Waterloo, Basingstoke, Winchester, Southampton, Bournemouth and Weymouth and all places in between. The station has 39 spaces for 24 hour parking. Charges are 10 per week, 27 per month or 270 a year.

By Bus:

As well as local buses around town, there are bus routes to Bournemouth and Lymington.

By Bike:

There are cycle routes across Mudeford Harbour to Hengistbury Head. Or the really adventurous can join off road cycling club, Dorset Rough Riders. Find out more at

By Bike:

There are cycle routes across Mudeford Harbour to Hengistbury Head. Or the really adventurous can join off road cycling club, Dorset Rough Riders. Find out more at

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