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Hengistbury Head

#2 of 70 things to do in Bournemouth Features Animals
Bournemouth BH6 4EN, England
01202 420909
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Bournemouth BH6 4EN, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I have lived close to Hengisbury Head for over 30 years and even worked at the cafe at the far end when I was at school. I think it's a great place with good beaches away from the crowds closer to Bournemouth, a short walk...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful place to visit. Breathtaking views of the ocean and beach which goes on forever especially from the cliffs. Very relaxing and lots for everyone to do. There is a train which follows the coastline along paths. Small town not far away with many fish...More

Thank Katy E
Reviewed 2 days ago

Having just seen a large party of nudists near the groyne I was surprised when I discovered that at least one website rates it among the top twenty 'naturist' beaches in the country! I've lived here all my life and this is news to me!...More

Thank Triax1
Reviewed 3 days ago

The above probably says it all! I narrowly avoided being knocked over by a doberman type dog, so until they are required to be on a leash, we will not be visiting again, there are far too many left to their own devices. I watched...More

Thank Nicola G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

With The Head on one side and views to Bournemouth on the other this is a very scenic spot. The beach has stones so not ideal for ball games which are better suited to the sea where the stones make way for sand about 10...More

Thank A1n2thony
Reviewed 4 days ago

What a wonderful place, fantastic views of the beach that goes on for miles and the lovely beach huts, followed by the walk back. Very therapeutic and relaxing.

Thank 777badderz
Reviewed 4 days ago

Worth the trip but parking expensive. The land train ride is very bumpy. The area has been occupied since pre historic times and was a source of iron ore.

Thank Edward392
Reviewed 4 days ago

Got truly sand-blasted the day we were there, the wind coming across from Bournemouth, while the Christchurch side was calm and inviting... A super scene, walks to enjoy, views galore and the little train to carry you round if you wish, it's a great place...More

Thank Polly M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a find! A real gem. Good food, great views, pleasant service depending on who served you. Some with a smile and good humour, some not. It was a hot day.

Thank nickplane
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Golden sands.....forests......land trains.......good coffee......ice cream. What else do you need for a great day out. There is a bit of everything for families, couples, dog walkers and people looking for a bit of peace. Family cafe in the Hungry Hiker at one end and a...More

Thank Rufmeister
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Cazzie M
What are the car park charges? I am concerned by a comment that said parking was hideously expensive.
27 April 2017|
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Response from HowardYoung | Reviewed this property |
I paid £9.00 for 4- 6 hours ! up to 4 hours was £6.00.
Where can visitors park a motorhome when visiting the Head?
11 April 2017|
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Response from Julian M | Reviewed this property |
I have nothing to add to the other answers which do give the information sought
Ruth M
When is the next Kite Festival in 2017?
10 April 2017|
Response from Norfolk20 | Reviewed this property |
sorry I don't know and a quick google search shows one in Portsmouth in August and an air festival in Bournemouth 31st Aug- 3 Sept 2017