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Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre

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Opening Times

Open All Year (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Jan 2021)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00*

* (Open until 5pm in the summer)
Closed Christmas Day
Closed Lunch Time Christmas Eve

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
Hengistbury Head
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Call direct on:

Tel01202 451618



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
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Recent Reviews:

  • WalesBill
    Trip Type:
    A must do if your in the arra
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 27th September 2019
    Great walks to Mudeford, Christchurch Priory or Bournemouth Pier and even Poole/Sandbanks if you feel energetic. The car park at Hengistbury Head and the fantastic cafe there provide an ideal start... Read full review
  • Craig_Tapper
    Sydney, Australia
    One of the best coastal and nature walks I have ever done
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 9th January 2020
    It's an easy walk on well formed paths, many of which are paved and all of which are accessible for just about any fitness level (although at least one place involved stairs so wheelchairs may have... Read full review
  • diannebD1533HA
    Andover, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Hengistbury head
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 18th January 2020
    Relaxing, plenty of reasonably priced parking. Dog friendly, including beach.suitable for ages, but some areas could be difficult for those with mobility issues Read full review

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Friday, 15th May 2020 - Friday, 15th May 2020

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Natterjack toadNightjars and Natterjacks guided WalkJoin our ranger on an evening exploration of the nature reserve to learn more about the unusual nocturnal bird that visits the reserve in the summer months as well as searching for our nationally rare natterjack toads.
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