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Highcliffe-on-Sea Town Information

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Highcliffe Castle - Photo © David Rogers
Highcliffe Castle - Photo: David Rogers CCL

Originally known as Slop Pond, this is the most easterly parish in Dorset and offers all the amenities of a traditional seaside resort as well as superb views across to the Isle of Wight. It has a curious, Gothic-style castle built in the 1830's and a restored hall with a pleasing garden open to the public.

The area first became a tourist hotspot in the 19th Century when the name of the village was changed to Newtown, then re-named as Highcliff and more recently to Highcliffe-on-Sea.