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Place Category: Beaches
Hengistbury Head is a headland jutting into the English Channel between Bournemouth and Christchurch, at the end is a spit that creates the narrow entrance to Christchurch Harbour.
Hengistbury Head beach is a pebble beach below the imposing clay and ironstone cliffs, with the Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve separates Poole Bay and Christchurch Bay and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Not so much a beach holiday location but a good place to explore and go for walks along gravel paths throughout the nature reserve.
Facilities include pay and display car park, toilets, cafe and the Hengistbury Head Centre.
We have no current information on dog restrictions for Hengistbury Head Beach.
Hengistbury Head Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain on Saturday and Monday, with temperatures peaking at 22°C on Friday.Partly cloudy throughout the day.Today's Forecast
11->201% 52% 6 mph
5:09 am 9:01 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Wednesday, May 24th
12->190% 69% 3 mph
5:08 am 9:02 pmPartly cloudy in the morning.Thursday, May 25th
13->200% 29% 7 mph
5:07 am 9:03 pmClear throughout the day.Friday, May 26th
14->220% 3% 15 mph
5:06 am 9:04 pmLight rain until afternoon.Saturday, May 27th
13->2167% 36% 8 mph
5:05 am 9:06 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Sunday, May 28th
11->190% 67% 4 mph
5:04 am 9:07 pmLight rain until afternoon.Monday, May 29th
13->1766% 94% 8 mph
5:03 am 9:08 pmMostly cloudy until evening.Tuesday, May 30th
12->172% 70% 3 mph
5:02 am 9:09 pm
Hengistbury Head Beach Tide Times
Hengistbury Head Beach Water quality
Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
Photos from around the surrounding area