Hengistbury Head Beach, Bournemouth

4.8
#2 of 49 in Wildlife in Dorset
Jutting into the English Channel stands Hengistbury Head Beach, 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. See Hengistbury Head Beach and all Bournemouth has to offer by arranging your trip with our Bournemouth trip itinerary maker.
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  • A must see when in the Bournemouth area. It’s about a mile and a half walk (so A little over 3 miles total)from where you park your car to the beach area with the cute fishermen’s cottages but it’s...  more »
  • Absolutely splendid for evening dog walks. I come here often with my partner and would 5/5 recommend.  more »

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