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A historic town with glistening golden sands on one side and the green vistas of the New Forest on the other

The Saxon town of Christchurch is an historic place with glistening golden sands on one side and tone green vistas of the New Forest the other. It's the ideal holiday destination for combining some interesting and fun days out with relaxing on the coast.

Christchurch is peacefully placed between two rivers and home to the largest parish church in England. With all it has to offer, Christchurch is a superb choice for a summer getaway. There is so much to see and enjoy as the sun shines and the days get longer. Cobbled streets lead to the historic ruins of the town’s castle overlooking the river while beautiful parks and glades open to life upon the water at the quayside.  On a bright day the town's historic architecture looks striking. As we head into summer, it provides more chances to enjoy the outdoors; visit the Norman house, take a pleasant stroll on the quay or spend a day out at family friendly Avon Beach - holder of a blue flag. Meander through the historic streets during your coastal getaway. This pretty bijou town boasts a thriving high street; a weekly open-air market and a mix of independent boutiques and shops including a choice of exciting and welcoming eateries. 

If you are looking for some new ideas or inspiration to plan your summer holiday, take a look at our Things To Do pages showcasing exciting and interesting places to visit and things to see and do for all the family, whatever the weather. We're an eventful destination all year round. If adventure and thrills are your thing our coastline and surrounding countryside offer some excellent and exciting watersports - ideal as the days warm up - and of course land-based activities. Admire the natural beauty of the parks and coast as summer arrives!

Christchurch prides itself on its cuisine so treat your family to a memorable dining experience… book a table at one of our fabulous restaurants with local caught fish and seafood eateries to small independent bistros, cafes, and bars.