Short walk up to the top of Hengistbury Head for lovely views over Christchurch Harbour, towards the Isle of Wight and Bournemouth Bay.
Hengistbury Head- Large Car Park and Cafe. You can walk over the Head with views of the beach (harder route) or You can walk through the woodlands by the river to the Hengistbury Head Spit or take the land train. Walking takes about twenty minutes, you will see lots of people walking, dog walkers…
Beautiful area and nature reserve with a view of the beach and sea on one side and Christchurch harbour on the other. There are large fields, a walk up the head itself. There is a cafe/restaurant on the spit beach and also another cafe at the car park. The visitor centre has a small garden outside…
Learn all about the Jurassic Coastline and why Hengistbury Head was declared a Local Nature Reserve in 1990.
Lovely nature reserve perfect for dog walking, scooting, or a level car-free walk to a pretty beach with beach huts and cafe.
“Good menu and incredible views! We recommend walking or cycling down for an early evening drink. Service can be slow as it's very popular but worth it for the beachside location. Dog and child friendly :)”
“An exotic seaside villa built in 1901, which is now filled with British paintings and sculptures as well as souvenirs from abroad.”
“Located in Southbourne, roughly 5 min drive and a 20-25 min walk from the Annexe. Nice food and fairly quiet in the evenings”
“Great local restaurant - book ahead. At the weekend there is a speak-easy hidden bar above - ask when booking... ”
“Great view over the ocean and a big space for large groups. One of my locals for a coffee or cocktail. Its just a 10 minute walk from here. You walk left out of the hotel, to the main road and down the hill. Walk to the big wheel and you will see Aruba. Go on up the stairs and check out the view. Dogs also welcome”