Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Steamer Point Nature Reserve

A beautiful cliff top wooded nature reserve situated between Highcliffe Castle and Friar's Cliff in Christchurch. Steamer Point is a designated Local Nature Reserve (LNR) which covers 11 hectares (24 acres) of predominantly deciduous woodland, with some areas of grassland, ponds and wetland, and sea cliffs. Steamer Point Nature Reserve is comprised of woodland and aquatic habitats and supports a wide variety of flora and fauna. The nature reserve is home to a popular and award winning information centre. The centre provides extensive information about Christchurch's countryside and incorporates an interactive display for children to play and learn with. The reserve, and the centre itself, is also the destination for schools and other group visits.

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Venue/Contact Details
Steamer Point Nature Reserve
End of Seaway Avenue
Friar's Cliff
BH23 4TA
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Car Parking
Times and Costs
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  • All Year Round
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