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Family run Italian restaurant within a minute walk from High Tides. Friendly and buzzy atmosphere at the weekends with reasonably priced and really delicious Italian Food. A family favourite of ours. https://www.lamamma.co.uk
La Mamma
51-53 Bridge St
Family run Italian restaurant within a minute walk from High Tides. Friendly and buzzy atmosphere at the weekends with reasonably priced and really delicious Italian Food. A family favourite of ours. https://www.lamamma.co.uk
With an exhaustive list of gins from all over the world and experienced staff on hand to recommend the best partnerships between gin and mixer, this place is a must for all gin lovers! A cosy atmosphere inside with a pretty garden out back, ideal for a balmy evening. https://www.dirtygertie.co.uk
Dirty Gerties Gin Parlour
11 Castle St
With an exhaustive list of gins from all over the world and experienced staff on hand to recommend the best partnerships between gin and mixer, this place is a must for all gin lovers! A cosy atmosphere inside with a pretty garden out back, ideal for a balmy evening. https://www.dirtygertie.co.uk
Best Thai food in town! Pan Asian restaurant coupled with a good old boozer, this is a perfect evening out for a quiet drink followed by good food, or a combination of both eating and drinking in one stop. Great atmosphere at weekends. Recommend booking in advance. http://www.risingpubs.com
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Rising Sun
123 Purewell
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Best Thai food in town! Pan Asian restaurant coupled with a good old boozer, this is a perfect evening out for a quiet drink followed by good food, or a combination of both eating and drinking in one stop. Great atmosphere at weekends. Recommend booking in advance. http://www.risingpubs.com
Great for Seafood lovers - this little beach shack sat within the garden of the Thomas Tripp is the place to go. Cosy and small but very popular so would definitely recommend booking in advance and you won't be disappointed with the choice and quality of locally sourced seafood. One of our favourite places. https://www.thomastripp.co.uk/seafood-shack
The Seafood Shack
10 Wick Ln
Great for Seafood lovers - this little beach shack sat within the garden of the Thomas Tripp is the place to go. Cosy and small but very popular so would definitely recommend booking in advance and you won't be disappointed with the choice and quality of locally sourced seafood. One of our favourite places. https://www.thomastripp.co.uk/seafood-shack
Lovely views out to sea and ahead to the Isle of Wight. Slightly more pricey than others places to eat as it's a prime spot but great for a morning coffee or an early evening drink will show you a beautiful sunset. Again, would recommend booking this one so as not to be disappointed as it will be busy in the height of season and often you will need to queue throughout the day. https://avon-beach.noisylobster.co.uk
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The Noisy Lobster
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Lovely views out to sea and ahead to the Isle of Wight. Slightly more pricey than others places to eat as it's a prime spot but great for a morning coffee or an early evening drink will show you a beautiful sunset. Again, would recommend booking this one so as not to be disappointed as it will be busy in the height of season and often you will need to queue throughout the day. https://avon-beach.noisylobster.co.uk
Lovely friendly seafront family run cafe serving food all day. Best veggie breakfast in town in my opinion. Always busy with locals and visitors to the area. You can grab a coffee or ice cream too and sit on the beach or in the seated areas available right on the beach front. Great midway point along Avon Beach and a must to visit. https://www.facebook.com/beachhutcafe/
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The Beach Hut Cafe
7 Cliff Dr
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Lovely friendly seafront family run cafe serving food all day. Best veggie breakfast in town in my opinion. Always busy with locals and visitors to the area. You can grab a coffee or ice cream too and sit on the beach or in the seated areas available right on the beach front. Great midway point along Avon Beach and a must to visit. https://www.facebook.com/beachhutcafe/
If you are looking for something a little more upmarket this is the place to go. Children friendly too but a lovely spot on the river for just a drink, light bite or a fuller feed. Great atmosphere in the evening and very cosy in the winter with a log fire, live music and a great atmosphere. If you would like a little pamper while you are here you can book time in the spa which also offers treatments - perfect for a little R&R.
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Captains Club Hotel & Spa
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If you are looking for something a little more upmarket this is the place to go. Children friendly too but a lovely spot on the river for just a drink, light bite or a fuller feed. Great atmosphere in the evening and very cosy in the winter with a log fire, live music and a great atmosphere. If you would like a little pamper while you are here you can book time in the spa which also offers treatments - perfect for a little R&R.
Great stop along the river for a coffee, drink, lite bite or fuller bite. Open for breakfast, this place gives a lovely view of the river. Cosy log fire in the winter and both indoor and outdoor seating available.
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The Boathouse
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Great stop along the river for a coffee, drink, lite bite or fuller bite. Open for breakfast, this place gives a lovely view of the river. Cosy log fire in the winter and both indoor and outdoor seating available.
Sporting stunning views across the Quay and out to sea, this is a great place for a an early evening cocktail. Sunset is beautiful here and there is outdoor seating closer to the water in the Summer. Food is great and we would definitely recommend the twice baked cheese souffle which is a house speciality. One of our favourite places to go and we are excited to have a close friend's wedding there later this year! Slightly pricier but worth it if you are looking for a special night out or for a special occasion. Would recommend booking in advance. Set lunch menu also available as well as afternoon tea and we would recommend both. https://www.harbourhotels.co.uk/christchurch
Harbour Hotels
95 Mudeford
Sporting stunning views across the Quay and out to sea, this is a great place for a an early evening cocktail. Sunset is beautiful here and there is outdoor seating closer to the water in the Summer. Food is great and we would definitely recommend the twice baked cheese souffle which is a house speciality. One of our favourite places to go and we are excited to have a close friend's wedding there later this year! Slightly pricier but worth it if you are looking for a special night out or for a special occasion. Would recommend booking in advance. Set lunch menu also available as well as afternoon tea and we would recommend both. https://www.harbourhotels.co.uk/christchurch
Stunning setting with views across the Quay and out to sea, this is a must for those looking for a more decadent dinner and special night out. Award winning restaurant so absolutely book ahead and you will not be disappointed. Great service, great food with plenty of choice and a must for seafood lovers. The first Friday of every month there is the opportunity to book a lunch with Alex Aitken, Chef Patron and enjoy learning how to cook the food you are eating! https://www.thejetty.co.uk
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The Jetty Restaurant
95 Mudeford
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Stunning setting with views across the Quay and out to sea, this is a must for those looking for a more decadent dinner and special night out. Award winning restaurant so absolutely book ahead and you will not be disappointed. Great service, great food with plenty of choice and a must for seafood lovers. The first Friday of every month there is the opportunity to book a lunch with Alex Aitken, Chef Patron and enjoy learning how to cook the food you are eating! https://www.thejetty.co.uk
Award winning wine bar, deli and merchant. This is a cosy little place with great wine and great food. Small plates of cheese, meats and breads sourced locally and from afar from some incredible producers gives you an opportunity to give your taste buds a treat. Couple this with good wine, you have a match made in heaven. Great for couples and small groups of friends and definitely worth a visit for a chilled out evening with great staff, service and grub. https://www.bodega-bars.co.uk
BODEGA
12A Wick Ln
Award winning wine bar, deli and merchant. This is a cosy little place with great wine and great food. Small plates of cheese, meats and breads sourced locally and from afar from some incredible producers gives you an opportunity to give your taste buds a treat. Couple this with good wine, you have a match made in heaven. Great for couples and small groups of friends and definitely worth a visit for a chilled out evening with great staff, service and grub. https://www.bodega-bars.co.uk
10 minute walk from High Tides is the Kings Arms. Part of the same chain as the Harbour Hotel, you can enjoy a drink or a bite to eat. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Also a great wedding venue! https://www.harbourhotels.co.uk/kings-arms/the-kings-arms-restaurant
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The Kings Arms Hotel
18 Castle St
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10 minute walk from High Tides is the Kings Arms. Part of the same chain as the Harbour Hotel, you can enjoy a drink or a bite to eat. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Also a great wedding venue! https://www.harbourhotels.co.uk/kings-arms/the-kings-arms-restaurant
Curry house where you can eat in or if you fancy a take-out after a busy day of activities, this is the place to go. 5 minutes walk from High Tides, you can phone in advance and be eating away within 5 minute of collection. You will find a take-out menu in the cottage and we would definitely recommend Masala Bay. A family favourite and you won't be disappointed with the food. Good and friendly service should you choose to eat in. http://www.masalabay.co.uk
Masala Bay
24 Bridge St
Curry house where you can eat in or if you fancy a take-out after a busy day of activities, this is the place to go. 5 minutes walk from High Tides, you can phone in advance and be eating away within 5 minute of collection. You will find a take-out menu in the cottage and we would definitely recommend Masala Bay. A family favourite and you won't be disappointed with the food. Good and friendly service should you choose to eat in. http://www.masalabay.co.uk
For those of you who like to walk there is a great route from High Tides to Boscombe Beach and along to the Pier where, after a circa 5 mile walk, including a short ferry ride across the river, you can reward yourself with a trip to Urban Reef. Situated on the sea front just before Boscombe Pier you can choose coffee and cake, lite-bites or heartier meals. Great food, great views, great atmosphere with a very chilled vibe. You may even be too chilled for the walk back. Certainly worth a visit even if you drive but it will be super busy on a hot or sunny day. For the Wick ferry, this can be found on the Jetty just before the Captains Club and the cost to get from one side to the other is roughly 70p per person.
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Urban Reef - Seafront Restaurant in Bournemouth
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For those of you who like to walk there is a great route from High Tides to Boscombe Beach and along to the Pier where, after a circa 5 mile walk, including a short ferry ride across the river, you can reward yourself with a trip to Urban Reef. Situated on the sea front just before Boscombe Pier you can choose coffee and cake, lite-bites or heartier meals. Great food, great views, great atmosphere with a very chilled vibe. You may even be too chilled for the walk back. Certainly worth a visit even if you drive but it will be super busy on a hot or sunny day. For the Wick ferry, this can be found on the Jetty just before the Captains Club and the cost to get from one side to the other is roughly 70p per person.
Beach style street food open air restaurant and bar. a super chilled and relaxed environment with a wide range of street style food from paella to pizza to paninis. You can just grab a drink or an ice-cream. We recommend the swordfish sandwich and greek salad. Definitely well worth a visit if you jump on the chain ferry from the Quay.
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Beach House
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Beach style street food open air restaurant and bar. a super chilled and relaxed environment with a wide range of street style food from paella to pizza to paninis. You can just grab a drink or an ice-cream. We recommend the swordfish sandwich and greek salad. Definitely well worth a visit if you jump on the chain ferry from the Quay.
Very recently refurbished, the Smugglers Run is situated opposite High Tides and is a perfect spot for a bite to eat after a busy day out. The atmosphere is relaxed and the staff are super friendly. Great food too. We would definitely recommend the Sunday Roast. Live music on a Sunday afternoon really adds to the chilled out vibe of the place. This is our local when we are down at the cottage and is definitely worth a visit during your stay. https://www.blockandbarrel.com
The Smugglers Run
7-9 Purewell
Very recently refurbished, the Smugglers Run is situated opposite High Tides and is a perfect spot for a bite to eat after a busy day out. The atmosphere is relaxed and the staff are super friendly. Great food too. We would definitely recommend the Sunday Roast. Live music on a Sunday afternoon really adds to the chilled out vibe of the place. This is our local when we are down at the cottage and is definitely worth a visit during your stay. https://www.blockandbarrel.com
Great takeaway if you are worn out from a busy day of activities. Just a five minute walk from High Tides and a winner if you are a pizza fan! Other takeaway food available too.
Fernandos Pizza And Kebab
130 Purewell
Great takeaway if you are worn out from a busy day of activities. Just a five minute walk from High Tides and a winner if you are a pizza fan! Other takeaway food available too.
Easy food with good service and if you like this chain, it's no more than 10 minutes walk from the Cottage.
Pizza Express
73 High St
Easy food with good service and if you like this chain, it's no more than 10 minutes walk from the Cottage.
5 minutes walk from High Tides is Prezzo - one of our favourite chain restaurants. Good food, friendly service and a place where you know what you are going to get. Also available on a 'meerkat' deal if you are signed up. Easy eating.
Prezzo
3 Bridge St
5 minutes walk from High Tides is Prezzo - one of our favourite chain restaurants. Good food, friendly service and a place where you know what you are going to get. Also available on a 'meerkat' deal if you are signed up. Easy eating.
Life on the Ocean Wave
The most favourite place for our family. We just love it here. Ideal for anything sea related. Water lovers must not leave without visiting. Sailing, kayaking, kite surfing, paddle boarding, swimming, ferry, boat ride - you name it, it's here! Great spot too for crab-fishing with the family. Places to eat along the way and a great spot to picnic. Play-park for small children, space for dog walking. A lovely sea front walk to Avon Beach with cafes, ice creams and fish n chips, the perfect day out at the sea!
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Mudeford Quay
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The most favourite place for our family. We just love it here. Ideal for anything sea related. Water lovers must not leave without visiting. Sailing, kayaking, kite surfing, paddle boarding, swimming, ferry, boat ride - you name it, it's here! Great spot too for crab-fishing with the family. Places to eat along the way and a great spot to picnic. Play-park for small children, space for dog walking. A lovely sea front walk to Avon Beach with cafes, ice creams and fish n chips, the perfect day out at the sea!
If you fancy a jaunt out to sea or along the river you can hire SUP and Kayaks from Shore Sports situated down at the Quay. Anything from an hour's hire, to a guided tour and lessons with the opportunity to hire wetsuits. This is great for families and children and a different way of taking in the scenery. We often take out Kayak up the river, moor up just outside the Captain's Club, have a drink and a bowl of chips then take a slow paddle back. The boys love it!
ShoreSports
If you fancy a jaunt out to sea or along the river you can hire SUP and Kayaks from Shore Sports situated down at the Quay. Anything from an hour's hire, to a guided tour and lessons with the opportunity to hire wetsuits. This is great for families and children and a different way of taking in the scenery. We often take out Kayak up the river, moor up just outside the Captain's Club, have a drink and a bowl of chips then take a slow paddle back. The boys love it!
If you fancy a trip along the River Stour Quay Leisure offers different boating options. You can take the one of the Work Ferries for a river ride, take in the scenery with views of the Quay and the Priory or you can hire a motor boat and see the sights for your self. Fishing Boat hire is also available and there is a little wick ferry which takes you from one side of the river to the other which will then allow you to walk across to Hengitsbury Head and for the brave, you can venture as far as Boscombe Beach which is roughly 5 miles from High tides including the short ferry ride. http://bournemouthboating.co.uk
Quay Leisure
If you fancy a trip along the River Stour Quay Leisure offers different boating options. You can take the one of the Work Ferries for a river ride, take in the scenery with views of the Quay and the Priory or you can hire a motor boat and see the sights for your self. Fishing Boat hire is also available and there is a little wick ferry which takes you from one side of the river to the other which will then allow you to walk across to Hengitsbury Head and for the brave, you can venture as far as Boscombe Beach which is roughly 5 miles from High tides including the short ferry ride. http://bournemouthboating.co.uk
An absolute must whilst you are staying at High Tides. A beautiful sandy beach with roaming sand and shoreline. You can easily while away a day here with chilling, swimming, water sports, lunching in the various restaurants and cafes, all of which are detailed within the guidebook.
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Avon Beach
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An absolute must whilst you are staying at High Tides. A beautiful sandy beach with roaming sand and shoreline. You can easily while away a day here with chilling, swimming, water sports, lunching in the various restaurants and cafes, all of which are detailed within the guidebook.
Sightseeing
Hengitsbury Head, or the Sandspit is a must. Access can be via car and either a short walk to miniature train journey to the beach, or via a 5 minute chain ferry crossing from the Quay. Both are fun for all and certainly make for a great visit. Views from the Beach and the Head are stunning with beautiful sights across the sea and out to the Needles and the Isle of Wight. The Visitor Centre is certainly worth a visit with some activities available for children and a history of the area dating back to Saxon times. Places to eat are the Beach House and the Hungry Hiker with a wide range of cafe style food and beach street food.
Hengistbury Head Sandspit
Hengitsbury Head, or the Sandspit is a must. Access can be via car and either a short walk to miniature train journey to the beach, or via a 5 minute chain ferry crossing from the Quay. Both are fun for all and certainly make for a great visit. Views from the Beach and the Head are stunning with beautiful sights across the sea and out to the Needles and the Isle of Wight. The Visitor Centre is certainly worth a visit with some activities available for children and a history of the area dating back to Saxon times. Places to eat are the Beach House and the Hungry Hiker with a wide range of cafe style food and beach street food.
Historic Christchurch https://www.explorechurches.org/church/christchurch-priory-christchurch
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Christchurch Priory
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Historic Christchurch https://www.explorechurches.org/church/christchurch-priory-christchurch
Definitely worth a trip to the beautiful Highcliffe Castle some of which has been recently restored. You will be able to visit inside, take a tour, walk within the grounds and reach the beach where the castle is perfectly situated. There are often events such as live music and food festivals within the castle grounds. https://www.highcliffecastle.co.uk
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Highcliffe Castle
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Definitely worth a trip to the beautiful Highcliffe Castle some of which has been recently restored. You will be able to visit inside, take a tour, walk within the grounds and reach the beach where the castle is perfectly situated. There are often events such as live music and food festivals within the castle grounds. https://www.highcliffecastle.co.uk
Stanpit Marsh is within a ten minute walk from High Tides. Best access is across the old golf course at the back of the Two Riversmeet Leisure Centre where you will see stunning sun rise and sunset. This scenic walk alongside the marsh will take you down to the Quay or across to the Priory and the river. You will need wellies if there has been a recent down pour.
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Stanpit Marsh
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Stanpit Marsh is within a ten minute walk from High Tides. Best access is across the old golf course at the back of the Two Riversmeet Leisure Centre where you will see stunning sun rise and sunset. This scenic walk alongside the marsh will take you down to the Quay or across to the Priory and the river. You will need wellies if there has been a recent down pour.
Beautiful place to visit for walking all year round. No opportunity for buying refreshments so pop along for a couple of hours or go prepared with picnic food and drink.
Steamer Point
Beautiful place to visit for walking all year round. No opportunity for buying refreshments so pop along for a couple of hours or go prepared with picnic food and drink.
Entertainment
The Regent Centre is a 10 minute walk from High Tides. Situated in the town it offers a wide range or events such as cinema, theatre, opera, live music and broadcast. Great if the weather is a little undesirable or if you'd like a different kind of evening entertainment. Check the website for whats on when you visit. https://regentcentre.co.uk
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The Regent
51 High St
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The Regent Centre is a 10 minute walk from High Tides. Situated in the town it offers a wide range or events such as cinema, theatre, opera, live music and broadcast. Great if the weather is a little undesirable or if you'd like a different kind of evening entertainment. Check the website for whats on when you visit. https://regentcentre.co.uk
Soho is a great little spot for a bite to eat or a livelier evening. Perfect entertainment as Soho is a Night Club at the weekend so if you are looking to carry on into the night, this is the place for you! https://www.soholifestyle.co.uk
Soho
7 Church St
Soho is a great little spot for a bite to eat or a livelier evening. Perfect entertainment as Soho is a Night Club at the weekend so if you are looking to carry on into the night, this is the place for you! https://www.soholifestyle.co.uk
Similar to Soho, the Tripp provides great entertainment by way of food, drinking and live music on a Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Seafood Shack is also situated in the garden so the choices here are plentiful! Definitely something for everyone! https://www.thomastripp.co.uk
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The Thomas Tripp
10 Wick Ln
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Similar to Soho, the Tripp provides great entertainment by way of food, drinking and live music on a Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Seafood Shack is also situated in the garden so the choices here are plentiful! Definitely something for everyone! https://www.thomastripp.co.uk
Activities
Two Rivers Meet is situated just minutes away from High Tides. Additional parking is available here for a cost of £4 for 24 hours. the swimming pool is lovely and a great option for children if you happen to have a slightly grey day. There are inflatable sessions, adult lane swimming as well as badminton and squash courts. Would recommend checking the timetable in advance to see what's on. https://www.christchurch.gov.uk/sport-leisure/two-riversmeet-leisure-centre/two-riversmeet-leisure-centre.aspx
Two Riversmeet Leisure Centre
Two Rivers Meet is situated just minutes away from High Tides. Additional parking is available here for a cost of £4 for 24 hours. the swimming pool is lovely and a great option for children if you happen to have a slightly grey day. There are inflatable sessions, adult lane swimming as well as badminton and squash courts. Would recommend checking the timetable in advance to see what's on. https://www.christchurch.gov.uk/sport-leisure/two-riversmeet-leisure-centre/two-riversmeet-leisure-centre.aspx
Just along the river between the Boat House and the Captain's Club is splash park ideal in the Summer for young children. On a hot summer's day this is a great place to spend a few hours splashing in the various water fountains with the splash park to cool down and just next door is a play park. Don't forget your swimmers!
Quomps Splashpark
39A Wick Ln
Just along the river between the Boat House and the Captain's Club is splash park ideal in the Summer for young children. On a hot summer's day this is a great place to spend a few hours splashing in the various water fountains with the splash park to cool down and just next door is a play park. Don't forget your swimmers!
If you are a keen golfer or fancy some family fun with the 9 hole fun golf green, this is the place to go. No tee off times required, just turn up, Pay and Play. Great fun for kids and can be reached on foot via the wick ferry. Really pretty views from the green of Hengitsbury Head and out to sea with a cafe on site for pre or post golfing refreshments. http://solentmeads.com
Solent Meads Golf Centre
If you are a keen golfer or fancy some family fun with the 9 hole fun golf green, this is the place to go. No tee off times required, just turn up, Pay and Play. Great fun for kids and can be reached on foot via the wick ferry. Really pretty views from the green of Hengitsbury Head and out to sea with a cafe on site for pre or post golfing refreshments. http://solentmeads.com

City advice

What to pack
Comfortable shoes
High Tides is within walking distance of most of the local historical sites, the Quay, bars and restaurants and the town centre.
Getting around
Walking is the best form of transport
Highcliffe Castle is the furthest point and this is probably an hour's walk from High Tides. There is parking at the Castle too if you would prefer to drive. Traffic can be busy at the height of the season, particularly down at the Quay and by Avon Beach so would recommend walking if you can.
Getting around
Parking
There is parking available at most sites and local amenities. The Priory is a short walk from High Tides as are most of the other historic sites and local amenities. There are some roads that offer free parking but the best car parks are Mudeford Quay or "The Frying Pan" on Seaview Avenue. There is also a car park next to the Noisy Lobster on Avon Beach but this is small and gets extremely busy. There is a car park over at Hengitsbury Head should you choose to walk to the Spit or take the land train.
Don't miss
Christchurch Carnival
The Carnival usually takes place on the last Bank Holiday weekend in August and is a great event. The roads are closed so if you are heading off anywhere that day best to get out early. But would definitely recommend a stroll into town to watch the procession. There are also various pop-up food stalls and bars on the old bowling green opposite the Kings Head pub and this leads to a short walk pas the Priory to the river where there is often a Fairground, places to hire river boats and places to eat along the way
Don't miss
Bournemouth Airshow
If you are lucky enough to be visiting for the Air Show this is an event not to miss! Spend a day on Bournemouth Beach watching the most amazing displays in the sky and a history of aircraft - you will leave mezmerized! https://bournemouthair.co.uk
Don't miss
Crab Fishing at the Quay
This is an activity for young and old - good old crab fishing on Mudeford Quay! Both Simon and I did this when we were children, the children did and still do now sometimes despite being teenagers! So much fun! We have buckets and crab lines available to borrow at High Tides so please help yourselves. be sure to pop them back in the sea when you've finished counting and of course let us know how many you catch! Bacon seems to be a favourite bait with the local crabs!
Getting around
Taxi Services
Should you find that you need transportation to take you home after a long day of walking, sight-seeing or beaching, there is a local taxi company, Chritax, who can take you home to High Tides. See website for contact and booking information. http://chritax.com/services/local-taxi/
Ways to save
Picnics
Picnics are a great alternative to buying food out so you can save pennies for ice creams or other treats whilst you are away. We often take our own home made lunches and sit on the beach or the green at the Quay. There are several supermarkets local to High Tides where you can stock up either on food for the house or food for days out. Please refer to section entitled Supermarkets for more details!
Ways to save
Supermarkets
Trips away can often be expensive so it's good to save pennies in certain areas. High Tides offers a fully functional kitchen which means you can cook any meal throughout the day or prepare picnics to take with you on day trips. There are a range of supermarkets within a short distance to High Tides depending on your choice of brand/retailer. Sainsburys is a 5 minute car journey from High Tides on Lyndhurst Road. M&S is a ten minute walk from High Tides and is situated in town. Both Lidl & Aldi are a good 30 minute walk or 5 minute car journey from High Tides situated on Somerford Road.
Getting around
Boat Rides
Boat rides are a pretty cheap and easy way to get you around to save too much walking if you have really young children and don't want to take a car. The Wick ferry will get you from one side of the Stour to the other. At roughly 70p per person, this 2 minute ride will allow you to make your way over to Hengitsbury Head and on towards Boscombe and Bournemouth Beaches. There is also a chain ferry which can be boarded at Mudeford Quay. Roughly a 5 minutes journey this will get you over to the Beach on the Sandspit. Just ensure you check what time the last ferry returns.