The bustling market town of Christchurch has it all: at the confluence of the rivers Stour and Avon and on the shores of its own spectacular natural harbour, with many nature reserves and waterborne activities, it is the perfect destination to relax and unwind.
You can visit the many boutiques and shops, explore the town’s narrow, picturesque streets and walk to the sugar-almond coloured beach huts on Hengistbury Head.
Whether it’s a relaxing break for the whole family, or romantic weekend away, this hidden Dorset gem can provide all of the ingredients for a perfect break.
If you have children, then crabbing at Mudeford Quay is a must, from here you can pop over to Hengistbury Head, where you can enjoy a fantastic coastal walk around the base of the head and back via Mudeford Beach.
Christchurch is also close to the magnificent Dorset World Heritage Coast and the New Forest, while the long white beaches of Bournemouth and the sailing paradise of Poole are just a short drive away too.
Harbour Hotels can offer a fabulous escape to the coast in Christchurch, Dorset with the choice of two fantastic Hotels.
Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa
Waking up to dazzling views over to the harbour, walking to the charming beach huts on Hengistbury Head, or indulging with a holistic treatment at the Hotel’s luxurious Harbour Spa-this is just part of staying at Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa. The setting is naturally beautiful, the Harbour Restaurant food is exceptional, rooms are a combination of understated style and total comfort, and peace and quiet is all around. Leaving is the difficult bit!
Located within the grounds of the Hotel is The Jetty, an award-winning, breath-taking environmentally friendly restaurant headed up by Alex Aitken, one of the South’s most respected homegrown chefs. From locally caught fish, crab and lobster, to exploring farmers markets and foraging in the New Forest, Alex has a very simple philosophy - keep it fresh, seasonal and local.
Then there’s The Kings, located right in the centre of town, the character Georgian Hotel features 20 stylishly designed bedrooms, overlooking the river and Christchurch Priory. The Kings has also recently welcomed Alex Aitken on-board- with menus that showcase the very best local produce and seasonality.