Hengistbury Head
Hengistbury Head is an Historic headland with scenic views of Christchurch Harbour, Isle of Wight and Bournemouth.

Designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) Hengistbury Head supports a wide variety wildlife and rare plant species, it is also an important archaeological site with evidence of Bronze, Iron Age and Roman occupation.

Pathways lead across the Head from Hengistbury Head car park to Mudeford Sandbank and a land train to Mudeford also leaves from the car park.

A popular route is to walk from the Hengistbury Head car park (or take the land train) to Mudeford Sandbank, catch the ferry from Mudeford Sandbank to Christchurch (or Tuckton Tea Gardens), cross the river on the Wick ferry and walk through Wick back to the car park. website

Mudeford Ferry - Mudeford Quay to Mudeford Sandbank
Easter to October, daily 10am-5pm. Also operates on winter weekends in good weather. Tel:07968 334441

Vintage Ferry Service - Sandbank to Christchurch and Tuckton
Easter to October, frequency of service can vary from every hour and a half to half hourly. Tel:01202 429119

Wick Ferry - Across the river
Easter - 31 October, daily 10am-5pm, Tel:01202 429119
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Land Train
Hengistbury Head car park to Mudeford Sandbank.
All year, half hourly (more often on weekends). Tel: 01202 425517
For Hengistbury Head car park, in Southbourne turn off the B3059 down the road Broadway. Streetmap
Hengistbury Head car park
The Hiker Cafe at Hengistbury Head car park and the Beach House Cafe at Mudeford Sandbank
Wheelchair accessible
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Public toilets at Hengistbury Head car park and Mudeford Sandbank
Hengistbury Head
Hengistbury Head map