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Hengistbury Head Beach
South Coast
Christchurch, Bournemouth

Hengistbury Head
Christchurch, Bournemouth
Dorset, BH6 4EN
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Hengistbury Head is a relatively unspoilt beach, consistently featuring in the annual TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice® awards for Beaches.

It has a south-facing pebble beach, with imposing clay and ironstone cliffs, and soft, sandy beaches at Mudeford spit, which is lined with the famous colourful Mudeford beach huts. Well-behaved dogs are welcome on site, but off the beaches, please respect that this is a nature reserve with plenty of rare and easily-frightened wildlife, keeping your four-legged friends under close control (on a lead is just perfect).

A nice idea might be to spend the day at Hengistbury Head – ride the land train from the Hiker Café down to Mudeford and enjoy the beaches, take a pleasant stroll back (if you wish), stopping in at the Visitor Centre to pick up a few local, coastal or environmentally-friendly souvenirs (the money spent in the shop helps support the conservation work on site). There is plenty of parking, with toilets and cafés at both ends of the site.

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