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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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  • Amazing place, love taking our dogs for their walks to Hengistbury and there are lots of different paths to take.  more »
  • The large car park is very easy to find and costs £1 for 2 hours or an unbelievable £1.50 for 24 hours! There are good toilets and a cafe next to the car park. There are various walks you can do. One ...  more »
  • This was a beautiful walk will definitely go back it was great for dog walkers and the views were just amazing we had a very relaxing time  more »