Avon Beach is the main beach for Christchurch. The beach is mostly sandy with some stones and has views of the Needles and Isle of Wight in the distance.
Local info: there is a cafe, kiosks, shop and beach hire (including canoes). More facilities are availble at Mudeford Quay (a short walk away) including a pub, cafe, a fish stall (were you can also buy a crab line and bait) and boat trips.
Lifeguard cover from July to September.