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“Gorgeous spot for families”
Review of Mudeford Quay

Mudeford Quay
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Owner description: Mudeford Quay is a small beautiful corner of the Borough of Christchurch in Dorset, England. Situated at the entrance of Christchurch Harbour, Mudeford Quay benefits from spectacular views along the coast, over to the Needles on the Isle of Wight & back to Christchurch town. Mudeford Quay is made up of two areas, the Quay itself and Mudeford Spit, a natural sandbank which leads to Hengisbury Head all the way to Boscombe & Bournemouth. The Quay is a hub of activity with beautiful beaches, the lush grassed area ideal for picnics and enjoying the beautiful scenery and the Quayside itself which has a small shops, a pub, a fish stall and plenty of vantage points to watch the world go by.
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Gorgeous spot for families”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

We arrived at 9am and were one of the first in the car park. We saw around 100 swans floating together on the sea, a very unusual but beautiful sight. After playing around on the beach we went crabbing. This was fairly inexpensive (£7.50 for bait line and net) and the kids really loved pulling up the crabs and catching them in the net and putting them in our bucket. There were lots of other families crabbing and there everyone seemed to be having success. There is a grassy park to kick a ball or fly a kite and a sheltered area for kayaking. You can walk from here to Avon beach. A great place for families. Get there early though!

Visited June 2014
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Braintree, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Nice little quay”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Food, boats to hire and swans to feed on the river. Shame it was raining, but we enjoyed a walk around..

Visited May 2014
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england
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184 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Great for all ages”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is a great little place rain or shine, you can enjoys the rays or shelter on bad days, walk, drop a crab line over the side, dine, drink or buy fresh fish.

Take the ferry a few meters across the water and walk the soft sand past the beach huts, a couple of hours or a whole day can be enjoyed by all. I am still surprised by people who have never heard of the busy little spot, get there early in peak season for parking.

Visited May 2014
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Evesham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Ideal for a stop off”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Here you can take a stroll on the beach have a drink and or meal at the pub, take a ferry across the Hengistbury head or have nice time crabbing. Whatever you choose it'll be in nice relaxing place. Well worth stopping off for a short break.

Visited May 2014
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Ashford, Washington
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Picturesque”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Lovely views, great for walking and cycling. Very nice pub for a drink/food on Sundowners terrace. The ferry over to Hengistbury Head stops here. Great place to crab fish. Looking forward to returning with the kayak as good place to launch from. We must also visit the Lifeboat station next time.
Didn't find anything to dislike.

Visited May 2014
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