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Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth

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Wildlife Area
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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  • A lovely 2 mile walk - mostly flat but one small/short steep bit (but SO worth it for the views) from the car park to the end of Mudeford by all the beach huts. Stunning views the whole way, over to t...  more »
  • Lovely place to walk, breath in the sea air & blow the cobwebs away. Welcomes, walkers, cyclinst, dog walkers, families. The land train runs for the ones who tire. Lovely beach cafe at either end of t...  more »
  • Great place to walk in a SSI. Beaches each side and beautiful views. There are beach huts at Mudeford Spit but beware there was one for sale recently for £250k !!  more »