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christchurch harbour in dorset

Live Webcam at Christchurch Harbour - Dorset

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  • Location: Christchurch Harbour, Dorset, England
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  • Info: Live streaming webcam at Christchurch Harbour in Dorset, England. Christchurch is on the south coast of England and adjoins Bournemouth to the west, with the New Forest to the east, on the edge of Dorset and Hampshire.

More info: The town's harbour, beaches, nature reserves and historically important buildings have made Christchurch a popular tourist destination attracting some 1.5 million visitors a year. Christchurch is a popular location for retired people and has one of the oldest populations in the UK with 30 percent of the residents being over 65.

Christchurch Harbour contains large areas of salt marsh and is protected by a sandbar known as Mudeford Spit which has fine sandy beach on both sides of a walkway lined with beach huts. The harbour is a protected wildlife refuge and is home to large populations of swans, waders and other bird life. On the south side, Christchurch harbour is enclosed by Hengistbury Head which was the site of the earliest settlement there dating back to the Bronze Age

The harbour flows into the ocean on the East side via a narrow channel in the Mudeford Sandbank known locally as The Run.