Avon Beach

Avon Beach Christchurch

Avon Beach is a lovely sandy beach offering gentle slope into the sea. Good facilities include a Cafe, restaurant (The Noisy Lobster), beach shop and toilets. Lifeguard service during July and August. There is a designated waterspouts zone in front of the car park so ideal if you want to bring a kayak, paddleboard or windsurfer. The beach is also just a few minutes walk from Mudeford Quay.

Avon Beach showing beachfront, lifeguard station and car park
The sandy beach with lifeguard station. Convenient beach front car park.

Avon Beach Car Park is conveniently situated next to the beach just off the Mudeford Road at BH23 4AN (Google map). It’s only a small car park and often full. Alternative parking can be found at the Avon Run Road Car Park BH23 4DX (Google map) or on-road parking can be found anywhere along the Avon Run Road or in the nearby residential streets. Car park charges are given below.

Beach information sign
Beach information

Avon Beach Car Park

Sat Nav postcode is BH23 4AN. This is a small seafront car park with capacity for 99 cars (6 disabled). This car park is only open between 9am and 9pm. The gates are closed at 10pm. Car park charges are given below. Payment can be made using cash, phone (01202 232000) or using an online app (RingGo https://www.myringgo.co.uk/bookparking). The car park location number is 1879

More information can be found on the https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Parking/ website

Avon Beach Car Park Charges

April-OctNov-March
1 hour£1.90£1.70
2 hours£3.50£3.10
3 hours£4.90£4.30
4 hours£6.30£5.30
8 hours£11.60£9.60
12 hours£14.40£12.40
Charges apply 9am – 9pm, 7 days. Maximum stay 12 hrs. Gates are closed at 10pm. Information updated 1st August 2021

Avon Run Road Car Park

Sat Nav postcode is BH23 4DX. Capacity 222 spaces. Car park charges are given below. Payment can be made using cash, phone (01202 232000) or using an online app (RingGo https://www.myringgo.co.uk/bookparking). The car park location number is 1895

More information can be found on the https://www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/Parking/ website

Avon Run Road Car Park Charges

April-MayJun-SeptOct-Jan
1 hour£1.50£1.70£0.70
2 hours£2.50£3.00£0.70
4 hours£4.30£5.50£0.70
12 hours£14.40£14.40£0.70
Per week£21£31.50
Car park open 9am – 9pm, 7 days. Height restriction 2m. Information updated 1st August 2021
Avon Beach map
Beach Map
beach front with stone groynes
Noisy Lobster restaurant on the seafront at Avon Beach
The Noisy Lobster Restaurant https://avon-beach.noisylobster.co.uk at Avon Beach offers great sea views and gets great reviews. As its name suggests it specialises in seafood.
surf boards on the beach for hire
There is a designated waterspouts area in front of the car park. Paddleboards and surf boards can sometimes be hired.
ice cream kiosk
Ice cream kiosk and takeaway cafe.
beach hits lining the promenade

Related pages: Mudeford Quay / Friars Cliff Beach / Highcliffe Castle / Highcliffe Beach / Highcliffe Castle Beach / Christchurch