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Finding Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve

Hengistbury Head is a dramatic headland in Bournemouth situated to the south of Christchurch Harbour. It is an outstanding site for wildlife and archaeology and offers beautiful beaches and views across the New Forest, Isle of Wight and Purbecks. Access is easy for all ages and abilities and there is a land train linking to Mudeford Spit, and ferries to Christchurch. Buses run closeby.

It's a great place for a day out whether you are walking or cycling. You are in the countryside but still close to the town!

Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre,Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve,

Bournemouth, Dorset BH6 4EW*

Telephone: 01202 451618

Email: hengistburyhead@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

*our actual postcode is BH6 4EN but we've found some sat-navs try to take cars across the stretch of water!!

Parking

The main car park is just beside the Hiker Café, opposite the golf course. Parking charges apply - find out the latest charges and opening times here.

Finding the Visitor Centre on site

The Visitor Centre is located just past the Hiker Café, on the tarmac path. It's a five minute walk from the main car park (flat, easy access).

If you're travelling from Mudeford Spit, the Visitor Centre is located almost at the end of the track. It is on the left - you will pass two meadows on your left (with the harbour on your right) and then arrive at the Centre. The train terminus and Hiker Cafe are only another 100 metres along the track. So, if you are on the train, it is a short walk back to explore the Visitor Centre.   

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