A stunning headland measuring around 30 metres high between Bournemouth and Mudeford. The head offers breathtaking views, is a nature reserve and it separates Poole Bay and Christchurch Bay.
The beach itself here is a mixture of sand and stones and is sometimes referred to as Solent beach.
It is probably the quietest of Bournemouth’s beaches with most of any facilities on offer being at the head itself.
There are a number of country walks over the head, many of which were resurfaced a number of years ago to allow wheelchair access.
A cafe is available at the bottom of the head on the Bournemouth side and you can take the land train to Mudeford spit from the car park at the head. There is also another cafe/restaurant on the spit itself.
The beach at Mudeford Spit is sandy and it is here that you will find some of the most expensive beach huts in Britain! From here you can also catch the Mudeford Ferry, a small passenger ferry which operates between Mudeford Sandbank and the quay on the other side of the entrance to Christchurch Harbour.
Kite surfers will enjoy the head on windy days and dog owners will be happy to know that their trusted companion is allowed on the beach here.
There are 2 car parks available, one at Hengistbury head and one at Solent beach.
● Drinking water points
● Land train
● Dog friendly
● Nature reserve with trails
● Outdoor centre
● Beach car park (Pay and Display at Hengistbury Head) – Sat nav postcode: BH6 4EN
● Beach car park (Pay and Display at Solent Beach) – Sat nav postcode: BH6 4DX
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