Avon Beach, which lies between Mudeford and Highcliffe, is up for sale.
It has been owned by the Derham family since 1934. But they were associated years earlier when George and Annie Derham served teas to passing walkers from their boat.
Now the lease from Christchurch Council is owned by the third generation.
One of the delights at Avon Beach is the very good bookshop and newsagents on the beach alongside the tearoom.