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“Stunning Views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hengistbury Head

Hengistbury Head
Bournemouth BH6 4EN, England
1202 420919
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Bournemouth
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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“Stunning Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

A beautiful headland well worth visit. Nearest Car Park is BH6 4EN. There are toilets and café at car park. There is a walk up over Hengistbury head, good paths (we saw brave lady on mobility scooter at top!) but there is a steep slope. Views from top stunning all around Mudeford quay, Christchurch harbour, Isle of Wight, down to Bournemouth. Beaches all along southern side. The path comes down to long stretch of beach huts going out to Mudeford Ferry point. There is a bar/restaurant and shop nestled amongst holiday beach huts. The walk back can be along north side of Hengistbury head, through trees, or along marshy edge of Mudeford quay, back to car park. Needs at least half a day to appreciate it all. Can get ferry across to Mudeford and back, just a stones throw away. For those who cannot walk that far there is also a land train from car park along bottom path to beach huts/café.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Nice evening stroll”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Went last night about 8:15pm and had a lovely post meal stroll. Very peaceful place did not see much wildlife but suspect it is busier at other times of the day.

Visited August 2013
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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“Great place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We cycled from Bournemouth and were struck by the beauty of the place. Well worth a visit whether by car, bike or on foot. The views are amazing and the beach huts are a great spectacle.

Visited July 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Lovely walk on a hot day, wonderful views, (apart from the nude bather we walked past ). We had some wonderful food at the cafe, very clean,very fresh food worth a visit.

Visited July 2013
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Enjoy the lovely beach,it has pebbles but that is not a distraction. Have a ride on the Noddy train that will take you to the "spit" where there is a bay with another sheltered beach. Take the ferry over to Mudeford Beach. Enjoy the walks over the"head". Lovely place to be. To be enjoyed by one and all!! The only fees are the car park and the noddy train.

Visited August 2013
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