There are about 300 expensive beach huts on the sandbank. They are unique because you can sleep in them overnight, so a community spirit has grown up here.
Mudeford Sandbank sits next to Hengistbury Head beach but overlooks Christchurch harbour, forming a natural barrier between the harbour and the open sea. There’s an adjacent lagoon with redshanks, oystercatchers, terns and natterjack toads. The area is designated a Site of Nature Conservation Interest and can be reached in a variety of ways, by foot, bicycle or on the land train from Hengistbury Head, or by ferry from Mudeford and Christchurch Quays.