Coastal Retreat @ Hoburne Park, Christchurch

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Coastal Retreat @ Hoburne Park, Christchurch

City/town information

Local towns and villages that we think are worth a visit if you have time
Seaside or countryside? Christchurch has both. Beautiful winning beaches, coastal nature reserves & heritage attractions, plus plenty of shops, restaurants & cafes to enjoy. Visit the historic Priory and Castle ruins. Fancy a bit of shopping? Wander down the high street towards the Priory and pop in to many independently owned shops. Further afield visit Bournemouth or the New Forest.
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Christchurch
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Seaside or countryside? Christchurch has both. Beautiful winning beaches, coastal nature reserves & heritage attractions, plus plenty of shops, restaurants & cafes to enjoy. Visit the historic Priory and Castle ruins. Fancy a bit of shopping? Wander down the high street towards the Priory and pop in to many independently owned shops. Further afield visit Bournemouth or the New Forest.
A pretty Georgian market town to wander & explore. Lots of lovely shops, restaurants, coffee shops and bars. Independent shops as well as high street brands. Market day - Saturday - buzzing atmosphere.
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Lymington
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A pretty Georgian market town to wander & explore. Lots of lovely shops, restaurants, coffee shops and bars. Independent shops as well as high street brands. Market day - Saturday - buzzing atmosphere.

Food scene

Lots of places to eat and drink in the area that we've been to and loved... hope they're still as good and you love them too
A fantastic 'on the beach' restaurant good for both lunch and dinner. Request a balcony table in the summer for amazing views over the beach & sea.
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The Noisy Lobster
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A fantastic 'on the beach' restaurant good for both lunch and dinner. Request a balcony table in the summer for amazing views over the beach & sea.
Great new ish independent coffee shop/lunch stop. The two ladies who run this are extremly friendly and efficient. Great coffee - really hot. The food looked good too although I didn't have time to try it. I will certainly go back.
MAW
43 High Street
Great new ish independent coffee shop/lunch stop. The two ladies who run this are extremly friendly and efficient. Great coffee - really hot. The food looked good too although I didn't have time to try it. I will certainly go back.
Overlooking the beach & sea, offers great breakfast, lunch, dinner, themed evenings or just coffee & cake.
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Cliffhanger Cafe
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Overlooking the beach & sea, offers great breakfast, lunch, dinner, themed evenings or just coffee & cake.
A short drive along to Barton On Sea, but worth it. Great informal cafe of high standards overlooking the beach & sea. Tables outside or inside (booking advised for inside tables). It gets really busy in the summer so be prepared to queue! Fabulous breakfast, lunches, dinner, bbq’s or just coffee & cake.
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Beachcomber Cafe
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A short drive along to Barton On Sea, but worth it. Great informal cafe of high standards overlooking the beach & sea. Tables outside or inside (booking advised for inside tables). It gets really busy in the summer so be prepared to queue! Fabulous breakfast, lunches, dinner, bbq’s or just coffee & cake.
Indoor & outdoor restaurant (booking advisable) - it gets very busy in high season. Great atmosphere & food. Perfect for just drinks & nibbles too. They also have a take away kiosk and crazy golf.
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The Boathouse
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Indoor & outdoor restaurant (booking advisable) - it gets very busy in high season. Great atmosphere & food. Perfect for just drinks & nibbles too. They also have a take away kiosk and crazy golf.
Awarded seafood restaurant of the year 2016. Romantic setting with tables waterside overlooking the harbour. Amazing seafood menu. If you're looking for a romantic meal out, this won't disappoint. Booking advisable as they get very busy.
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The Jetty Restaurant
95 Mudeford
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Awarded seafood restaurant of the year 2016. Romantic setting with tables waterside overlooking the harbour. Amazing seafood menu. If you're looking for a romantic meal out, this won't disappoint. Booking advisable as they get very busy.
A short drive or taxi ride away, but well worth it. Indoor dining as well as a wonderful outside terrace with tables & amazing sea views. Breakfast, lunch, dinner or just drinks. Bar stools overlooking the kitchen so you can watch the chefs cook. If you're looking for somewhere to go where you can dress up, this is the place.
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Pebble Beach
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A short drive or taxi ride away, but well worth it. Indoor dining as well as a wonderful outside terrace with tables & amazing sea views. Breakfast, lunch, dinner or just drinks. Bar stools overlooking the kitchen so you can watch the chefs cook. If you're looking for somewhere to go where you can dress up, this is the place.
Relaxed cafe style great for breakfast & lunch or just snacks & coffee. Very popular for breakfast/brunch so advisable to book if and when they take bookings.
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The Paddle Cafe Bar Eatery
397 Lymington Rd
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Relaxed cafe style great for breakfast & lunch or just snacks & coffee. Very popular for breakfast/brunch so advisable to book if and when they take bookings.

Neighbourhoods

Coastal Retreat can be found on Bluebell field at Hoburne Park, Christchurch, Dorset. Christchurch. Nearby Mudeford Quay is a favourite with windsurfers and paddle boarders and Avon Beach is the perfect place to enjoy a traditional bucket and spade day. Bournemouth and the New Forest are also within easy reach from the park. Dorset has miles of sandy beaches, tons of local attractions and endless places to visit, all of which are an easy journey from our home. So get out there and explore!
Hoburne Lane
Coastal Retreat can be found on Bluebell field at Hoburne Park, Christchurch, Dorset. Christchurch. Nearby Mudeford Quay is a favourite with windsurfers and paddle boarders and Avon Beach is the perfect place to enjoy a traditional bucket and spade day. Bournemouth and the New Forest are also within easy reach from the park. Dorset has miles of sandy beaches, tons of local attractions and endless places to visit, all of which are an easy journey from our home. So get out there and explore!

Sightseeing

There's plenty of places to visit and things to do in the local area, far too many to mention here. These are just a few of those we've visited and recommend.
Fantastic small ferry ride from Keyhaven to Hurst Castle, a military fortress. www.hurstcastle.co.uk
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Hurst Castle
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Fantastic small ferry ride from Keyhaven to Hurst Castle, a military fortress. www.hurstcastle.co.uk
Hengistbury Head is a headland jutting into the English Channel between Bournemouth and Mudeford. Fantastic walks with amazing views over the coast line, visitor centre, land train, beach & cafe www.visithengistburyhead.co.uk
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Hengistbury Head
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Hengistbury Head is a headland jutting into the English Channel between Bournemouth and Mudeford. Fantastic walks with amazing views over the coast line, visitor centre, land train, beach & cafe www.visithengistburyhead.co.uk
Beaulieu is a small village located on the south eastern edge of the New Forest national park in Hampshire - a short drive away from our holiday home. It is home to both the Palace House and the British National Motor Museum. Plenty to keep the kids occupied with rides, monorail, Top Gear exhibition and lots more - a full day out. Fantastic grounds for a picnic too. Lots of events going on throughout the year. Check out their website for prices and further details. https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/
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Beaulieu
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Beaulieu is a small village located on the south eastern edge of the New Forest national park in Hampshire - a short drive away from our holiday home. It is home to both the Palace House and the British National Motor Museum. Plenty to keep the kids occupied with rides, monorail, Top Gear exhibition and lots more - a full day out. Fantastic grounds for a picnic too. Lots of events going on throughout the year. Check out their website for prices and further details. https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/