Bournemouth - Hengistbury West Beach

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Cafe, Toilets


Surfing, Swimming

Nature and Wildlife

Hengistbury Head is an Ancient Monument. Archaeologically it is very interesting. with evidence of Stone Age activities and an Iron Age settlement. Information signs interpret the history and wildlife of the area and there are nature trails to be explored


Paid Parking Zones /

Water Quality


Lifeguard information


Cleaning and Litter

There are no bins. but the beach is cleaned frequently by the council.

Dog Information

Dogs are allowed and dog bins are provided.

Beach Awards and Information

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Bournemouth Tourist Information Centre Westover Road Bournemouth BH1 2BU Tel: 09068 020234 (Calls cost 50p per minute from the UK) Fax: 01202 451743

How to find Bournemouth - Hengistbury West Beach

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From the A338. follow the A3060 sign for Tuckton Bridge. There are pathways at Southbourne promenade. from the grassed areas to the beach.

In summer a bus goes to Hengistbury Head and all year round there is a bus to Harbour Road (1km walk). The seafront land train service from Bournemouth links to Hengistbury Head during the summer.

We use a simple colour coded key to display the amount of cottages nearby, the below shows the three different colours and the number range for each one from green through to red.

  • 1-10 1-10
  • 11-99 11-99
  • 100+ 100 +
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