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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 13 November 2016

A great place to go for a walk. Probably any reasonably fit person can ascend and there you are met by fantastic views across to the Isle of Wight, and to Studland and then, inland to Mudeford. Coffee shop in the car park to start...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Love hengistbury head! It is a natural reserve but with a difference. As you have the beautiful beaches of Bournemouth and Christchurch harbour that wraps around the reserve. Lovely places to eat to get you on your way to lovely walks. There are boat and...More

Thank Jason G
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Nice walk to the top views great tearoom and shop and museum park for one pound for two hours in car park in autumn winter time

Thank EnglandSierra
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Such a lovely place. You can walk over the hills and drop down onto Hengistbury Head or go by the little Noddy train which children and grandchildren love. Super beach huts and a nice restaurant at the bottom. You can see van jump on a...More

Thank Mary G
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Lovely and awkward to get to which means it's never overcrowded. Great restaurant , but also a cafe and small shop. Public loos. Lovely place to watch the sun set over Christchurch and see all the goings-on in the harbour and out to sea.

Thank ShrewsburySal
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Stop at Hikers Café for tea or coffee & light meals. Peak times can get crowded. Café looks over the field to the sea but cannot see the sea from café. Investigate the nearby interesting Ecology Centre. Lots of exhibitions, things for children to see...More

Thank dbw111
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Hengistbury Head is very popular even out of season but as the whole coastline is attractive, I'm not sure what makes it so popular, as you can park at places like Southbourne and Boscombe and still walk along the coast, which is what most people...More

Thank UncleAlan471
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Been coming here for years doesn't feel right to visit the area without dropping in and buying a tub of prawns and taking a walk

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Great place for quite walks, sandy beaches also good for picnics with famly and friends, great views from above over to isle of white

Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I forget how wonderful it is to 'walk on the head'. Bournemouth can be a busy place and whenever I am there I tend to go west of Swanage to avoid the crowds, forgetting that I could 'get away' by just going a couple of...More

Thank witsend33
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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