Guidance on bringing your dogs to Hengistbury Head

Well-behaved dogs are welcome at Hengistbury Head, but please respect that this is a nature reserve with plenty of rare and beautiful wildlife.

Check out our map below for the best places to let dogs have a nice run around, and which places to stick to paths or keep our dogs close-by or on a lead. Take a look at Dorset Dogs' 'Doggy Do Code' for more guidance.

Only registered assistance dogs can come into the Visitor Centre, but we do have lots of paw-fect shady spots to tether them outside whilst you have a quick peek. We even provide water bowls, topped up regularly by our volunteers.



Click on the map or here to enlarge

Other spots to enjoy with your dog

If you are looking for other spots to enjoy with your dog whilst in the area, take a look at the Dorset Dogs map, or check out these two leaflets, which show the dog-friendly beaches and dog-friendly sites around Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch:

Please take a look at our formal policies here.

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