Hengistbury Head Beach (Bournemouth)

  • Hengistbury Head Beach (Bournemouth) - Dorset
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  • Hengistbury Head Beach (Bournemouth) - Dorset
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  • Hengistbury Head is a relatively unspoilt and south-facing pebble beach, with imposing clay and ironstone cliffs. At the less developed end is Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve, which separates Poole Bay and Christchurch Bay.

    Plenty of parking as well as toilets and a cafe.

    Type of beach

    Sand & pebble

    Lifeguard service


    Dogs friendly beach?

    We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

    Dorset dog friendly beaches »


    • Swimming/bathing
    • Wind surfing


    • Toilets

    Nearest town



    BH6 4EN

    OS grid ref.

    SZ 1749 9046


    There are spaces at Hengitsbury head and Mudeford quay.

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    Hengistbury Head Beach (Bournemouth) Reviews


    Aug 12th 2020

    By far my favourite beach offering miles to walk, a nature reserve to look at, a cafe and toilets. Wonderful place to walk my dog all year round.