Christchurch Harbour

Christchurch Harbour

Christchurch Harbour is a natural harbour located in the beautiful County of Dorset, on the South Coast of England.

The Harbour is home to a variety of wildlife including over 300 species of birds, even seals can be spotted! The site offers an amazing day out with family and friends. Watersports, fishing and bird watching are just a few of the activities you can get up to and enjoy in this beautiful spot.

Bournemouth Water Leisure manage a wide range of fishing and moorings in this area, from bankside and pontoon moorings in the river to self-laid moorings in the Harbour. Christchurch Harbour offers practical and picturesque moorings for small to medium-sized craft.

Facilities


Café


Disabled Toilets & Access


Picnic Area


Car Park


Toilets


Dog Friendly – Please pick up after your dog


Footpaths


Coarse and Game Fishing

Christchurch Harbour, Christchurch, Dorset

Telephone: 01202 581411
Email: bwleisure@swlakestrust.org.uk

Moorings

The Royalty Moorings reach down from the River Avon and Stour and cover approximately two thirds of the Harbour. Bournemouth Water Leisure manage a wide range of moorings in this area, from bankside and pontoon moorings in the river to self-laid moorings in the Harbour. The Harbour offers practical and picturesque moorings for small to medium-sized craft.

Harbour Fishing

The Harbour, Lower Avon, Stour and Claypool offer some of the best Sea Trout fishing in England with the added bonus of occasional Salmon. The whole area is nationally famous for specimen Mullet and its quality Bass fishing. Large Pike can be found above and around Tuckton Bridge and Carp up to 30lbs in weight can be caught along the towpath and bandstand area. Lower Stour and the Harbour is a sports fishery where all species are returned to the water.

Royalty Fishing

The Royalty (Avon) Fishery is the UK’s premier mixed fishery with a long and distinguished history. The fishery is open to day ticket anglers during the Coarse fishing season and to a lesser extent the Salmon fishing season. This fishery is managed by Southern Fisheries Ltd.

Visiting

Enjoy a great day out in Dorset. Sailing, rowing, canoeing, windsurfing and kite surfing are all practiced in the Harbour and walking and bird watching can be enjoyed on the Harbour shores. The Harbour is home to a great variety of wildlife including over 320 species of birds and even otters and seals.

Did you know?

The harbour was formed around 7000 years ago when the sea level rose at the end of the last Ice Age. Previously the area which was many miles from the open sea was inhabited by Stone Age hunters.