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Christchurch Quay

Christchurch Quay is a beautiful riverside open space in Christchurch town centre.

The large grass area is known as the Quomps and is perfect for a variety of activities. The smaller paved area next to Place Mill, a restored Anglo-Saxon watermill, is known as the Town Quay.

Christchurch Quay is a Green Flag Award winner, which recognises the best parks and open spaces in the country.


Parking at Mayors Mead car park, Priory car park and Christchurch Quay car park.

Facilities at Christchurch Quay

  • splash park
  • children’s play area
  • riverside promenade and pathways
  • cafés
  • boat hire
  • ferry trips
  • bandstand, available to hire
  • novelty golf
  • public slipway
  • winter boat park from October to March
  • toilets
  • cycle parking.

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