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Bournemouth - Hengistbury Head Beach

Bournemouth, Bournemouth

An undeveloped south facing pebble beach set below imposing sandstone cliffs. Becomes less developed approaching Hengistbury head.

Beach Type



Several toilet blocks on the main beach


Swimming and windsurfing

Nature and Wildlife

Hengitsbury Head is of great archaeological interest with evidence of Iron age and Roman settlement. Information signs along a nature trail interpret the history and wildlife of the area.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Tourist Information

Bournemouth Visitor Information Bureau Westover Road Bournemouth BH1 2BU Tel. 0906 802 0234 E-mail: [email protected]


Nearest town: Bournemouth
County: Bournemouth
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7142, -1.75918
Postcode: BH6 4EN
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


From the A338. follow the A3060 sign for Tuckton bridge.

Public Transport

Buses stop 5 minutes walk from the beach.

Nearest Railway Stations

Christchurch (Approx. 2 miles away)
Pokesdown (Approx. 3 miles away)
Hinton Admiral (Approx. 3 miles away)
Bournemouth (Approx. 5 miles away)
New Milton (Approx. 5 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There are spaces at Hengitsbury head and Mudeford quay.

Nearby Car Parks

Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth (Long stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Solent Beach, Bournemouth (Long stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Mudeford Quay, Christchurch (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Stanpit Recreation Ground, Christchurch (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Christchurch Quay, Christchurch (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Priory, Christchurch (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Two Riversmeet Leisure Centre, Christchurch (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Leisure Centre, Christchurch (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Mayors Mead, Christchurch (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Avon Beach, Christchurch (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Bournemouth