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Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth

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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 open space has everything bcause you take it with you! Food is the possible exception ad the Hikers cafe is excellent! If you want to walk, you walk. Plat football? Sure! Fly a kite? No prob! Rid...  more »
  • If you visit Hengistbury Head you must walk to Mudeford Spit. Great walk along the edge of Christchurch Harbour ending up at the entrance to Christchurch Harbour by the beach Huts. Grab a coffee at th...  more »
  • Easy walk with a good path. Stunning views from the head. You could return by the land train or walk back a different way to make a different view