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Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.8/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web
Jutting into the English Channel stands Hengistbury Head, host to rare plant species and wildlife, some of Britain's most expensive beach huts, and a plethora of ancient monuments. Pay a visit to the visitor center to learn more about the area’s ecology, archaeology, and history, with monuments dating from the Late Upper Paleolithic period to the Roman settlement of Britain. Take in the scenery by walking on well-defined gravel paths or strolling across its sandy beaches. If you’re feeling adventurous, visit the Hengistbury Head Outdoor Education Centre for activities such as sailing, power boating, and windsurfing--although these should be booked in advance. For weary legs, the Noddy Train makes regular journeys from the cafe located at the bottom of the Head to the end of the spit, taking around ten minutes. Parking is available but can fill up early, particularly in summer months. There are a number of extra parking options available in the nearby towns. Put Hengistbury Head into our Bournemouth itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This area is well worth a visit and we chose it because on of our party was in a wheelchair. For most of the walk, it was perfectly accessible except for 5 very large steps which prevented him from go...  read more »
  • Informative staff and exhibits at the Visitor Centre. Great views over Mudeford, Christchurch, Bournemouth, Boscombe and the Isle of Wight. A conservation area and natural haven for wildlife. It's a r...  read more »
  • A beautiful place for a leisurely walk on a Sunday afternoon. amazing views across to The Isle of white in one direction to Swanage in the other. Walk along the train road to Mudeford along golden san...  read more »
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