Avon beach is a small family orientated beach near Mudeford Quay. The beach is privately owned and was run by the Dereham family since the mid 1930's until its sale a few years ago. The beach is very popular and is one of the premier beaches in the area.
It is a good sandy family beach with many facilities including lifeguard, cafe, toilets, shop and various ice-cream sales points. The beach has grown significantly in the last 30 years and now boasts a small lagoon near the cafe and bizarrely out-of-place end of groyne markers that pop up in the middle of the beach. If you want a beach for the kids to dig, with everything close at hand this is the beach for you.
Due to its popularity, in the Summer, this beach gets very crowded, but everything is at hand, and it is a clean safe beach for all the family.The cafe stays open all year. Even in the depths of winter the cafe is busy, serving an exellent hot chocolate to those who take a break from exploring the beach in winter. In summer the cafe serves hot food and drink as well as the more usual beach fare of ice-cream and cold drinks.