Dorset in focus

  • Share
  • Share on Facebook
  • Share on Twitter
  • Email a friend

    Please enter your own name and your friend's email address below and we will email them a link to this page.


    Cancel


    This email address will only be used this once to send your friend a link to this page. No record will be kept, and the email address will not be shared with any third party.
  • Print this page

Hengistbury West

Hengistbury West beach, Dorset

The southwest-facing shingle and pebble beach lies to the west of Hengistbury Head, near Christchurch in East Dorset.

Popular for swimming and windsurfing, the one-and-a-half kilometre long headland separates Poole Bay and Christchurch Bay, and encloses Christchurch Harbour on its landward side. Most of the headland remains undeveloped and is a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) as well as home to the Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve.

The water quality is MCS Recommended and is European designated bathing water.

There is a large car park Hengistbury Head with over 500 pay and display parking spaces available.

For keen ramblers there are some excellent walks around the ancient headland, aided by information boards.

Facilities

 Flora and Fauna

 Parking

 Toilets

 Seasonal dog ban

OS Explorer Map OL22: New Forest

OS Explorer Map OL22: New Forest

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Local area

Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Christchurch, Bournemouth, Sandbanks and Ferndown.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowChristchurch

arrowWimborne

arrowPoole

arrowSwanage

Hotels

Hotels

Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowChristchurch

	arrowBournemouth

	arrowFerndown

	arrowWimborne

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Christchurch, Wimborne, Swanage and Poole.

Nearby Attractions

Information

Contact

Newsletter

About us

Privacy policy

Cookies

Advertise

Promote events

Advertising options

 

Follow us

Facebook

Twitter

 

Related sites

Cornwall in Focus

Devon in Focus

Somerset in Focus

A SouthWest in Focus brand
© Shimbo 2000 - 2018

© http://www.dorsetinfocus.co.uk 2000 - 2018