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Mudeford Quay, Dorset: South Coast

Scattering Ashes at Sea – Mudeford in Dorset


LocationThe small fishing port of Mudeford Quay, Christchurch, Dorset
Area of operationChristchurch and Poole Bays with views of the Isle of Wight, the Needles Lighthouse and Swanage.

They can also provide this service in Christchurch Harbour which is in the lower reaches of the Avon and Stour, usually in sight of Christchurch Priory church. If you wish they can go as far as Bournemouth.

Type of boatThey have four different types of boats including a fast RIB.
Duration of tripAbout an hour
Capacity of boat60 In winter we can only go to sea with up to 12 persons. Winter is defined as 1st November to 31 March, summer is 1st April to 31 October.   
RefreshmentsNot available
Additional infoOperates all year round. All religions welcome. Toilet on board.
Suitable urnScattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. We supply a wide range of urns specifically designed for water ceremonies. They are all 100% biodegradable and will dissolve in water – please follow the link: Water Urns

We also supply a water ceremony set which includes a water urn, flower petals for scattering, Promises – dissolvable notelets for scattering with the ashes, a certificate to record the ceremony, and our award winning (and rated 5* on Amazon) guide book: follow the link – 4th Ceremony Set


1 to 60 persons £240

Disabled AccessTwo of their boats are wheelchair friendly (although have to negotiate at least one council step).

One boat is not wheelchair friendly. Please ask at time of booking.

ParkingThere is Parking on Mudeford Quay BH23 4AB, and then 200 yards to walk to boat.

Pay and display car park operated by Christchurch Borough Council.

Can also pay by “Ringo”. Card payment.

Recording your Scattering

Record a location where you have scattered your loved-one’s ashes so generations to come can find them for all time on The Ashes Register

Next Steps… If you would like more information or to enquire about availability, please fill in the form below.

The boat operator will then contact you directly as soon as they can.

If you have an urgent request you will be sent the direct telephone number via email as soon as you have submitted the form.

Please note Scattering Ashes is not the boat operator, filling in the form below is the quickest way to speak with the skipper.

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