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“Just lovely”
Review of Hengistbury Head

Hengistbury Head
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City Sightseeing Bournemouth Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #2 of 70 things to do in Bournemouth
Certificate of Excellence
West Parley, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Just lovely”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

I visit this place monthly. Fantastic views, fresh air, great space for people and dogs alike, there is good parking and facilities.

Visited January 2013
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“Ferry trip”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Liked the atmosphere around the ferry terminal at Muddeford Quay. As there was a nautical and fishing feel about the area.

Visited January 2013
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bournemouth United Kingdom
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“amazing location .... beautiful views and fantastic history”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Hengestbury head is located at the eastern end of Poole Bay and forms one edge to Christchurch harbor. It is designated as a site of special scientific interest, a local nature reserve, and ancient monument. Originally an iron age hill fort, the Double Dikes mark the entrance to the site. Just beyond these are a number of burial Mounds dating back to the Iron age. a little further along the track, new visitor center is being built and due to be open in 2013. The rest of the site is made up of heathland, woodland, sand dunes, reed beds, cliffs and beach. Climb the head itself and amazing panoramic views can be found - from Christchurch to the Solent, the Isle of White to the Purbecks.
at the end of the head is muddiford sand spit with ferry links to Tuckton, Christchurch quay and Muddiford quay. A beach hut at Muddiford will set you back the price of the avarage 3 bedroomed house - not bad for a wooden hut with now electric, gas or water! the cafe on the sand spit serves good food and a welcome drink after the long walk from the large car park .... for the less fit a land train runs between the car park and the sand spit.
At the car park end of the site there is the Hungry Hiker cafe - reasonably priced and good food is available.
in the summer the site gets very busy and the car park can fill up by lunch time however there are 2 more - Solent Beach and Solent Meads. (Solent Meads also has an 18 hole golf course with a driving range)

Well worth a visit if you are in the bournemouth / christchurch / poole area.

Visited February 2013
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bournemouth UK
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“Where the wild things are.”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Hengistbury Head is one of my favourite places in the world. It's one of those spots that restores peace to your mind. You can follow the paths and watch the birds or ramble up over the Head and enjoy the fabulous views.
The cafe (The Hungry Hiker) is really good, too.

Visited September 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“BEAUTIFULL VIEWS”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

the wide open spaces and the fact there was no one there was amazing the sand dunes are well maintained we visited on a lovely sunny day (although wintery winds ) we found it very pleasant well worth the walk

Visited February 2013
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