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Staff are lovely. For a free entry visitor centre you can't complain. The gardens are great for the kids to run around in and learn all about different pond and general wildlife. Giftshop is quaint and not too over priced. The kids actually enjoyed the litter picking challenge too!
4 star plus for making your own day of it. Good cafe's before the walk and St the end plus the ferry.... all a good adventure. If you are on a bike then still the adventure plus the ferry now you have to be fit to take the bike on the ferry? I had a great time can recomend.
A great place to take kids, dogs and adults. The staff in the visitor centre are friendly and helpful. There is lots to see and do there, whether it is just have a walk or wander around the exhibition inside the centre. There is a shop there selling various things, from books to gifts. If you are feeling energetic there is the challenge of the Head itself or a more gentle walk around the beach or road at the bottom. Along the road is an area which is a bird reserve and if you are lucky you can see nesting birds.
Beautiful part of the south coast. Hide and seek in the dunes. Big parking lot. Nice walk on the beach or around the loop. The cafe is a good one. Coffee done good. Cakes and warm food. Happy young staff. Always great to escape to here.
Absolutely beautiful place to visit. I went with my husband, 10 month old baby and our dog and had a wonderful time. We're outdoors type people anyway, so baby went into his carrier and we explored the area happily even on a windy day. We took the land train, which was great and both baby and dog enjoyed themselves! **Worth Noting - at the car park machines only took coins and advertised the pay by mobile option - however mobile signal was really weak there and it was quite a faff paying by phone!
Excellent place to go to. Large car park with quite a few Disabled Bays and Disabled Toilets attached to the cafe. There's disabled access at the Visitors Centre and toilets there for able-bodied and disabled alike and water bowls for the doggies too. A good place to learn about the history and formation of Hengistbury Head. There are large walking areas, well signposted, and information boards along most of the routes and trails. Also, there is a Land Train that you can board and visit the area, tho' I've not been on it so not really able to recommend or comment on that. All in all, a really good morning, afternoon or a complete day out for all.
This is a wonderful place to take your dogs all year round to walk along the beach and up to viewing points to over look the beautiful sea views. There’s lots of wildlife including breeding fish that you see in the shallows jumping around, at the right time of year of course. Steep in some areas, which can be avoided and a great place for children to run over the dunes. Great fish and chips and a wide variety of ice creams. Oh yes and plenty of places to park. Definitely one of our favourite places to go several times a year.
Fascinating information on an important ancient site, plus a giftshop too (inevitably), but selling some decent local souvenirs. Well sign posted routes to explore the head and easy car parking too.
Hengistbury Head is almost a victim of it's own success but still beautiful when you pick a quiet time. Avoid school holiday times!
Cold, windy and exposed for the unprepared hengistbury head can be most unpleasant. But for those rapped up this rugged landscape is beautiful and the view is spectacular from the top. The history is interesting and worth a read about. The visitors centre itself has cake and coffee and is a good place to hide from the elements for a while. The beach is a popular spot for suffers who can be seen in the waters even on some pretty wild days. An excellent place also for dogs just to run and play.
Absolutely beautiful views! Quite a long walk from the car park if you have small children with you but well worth it. If you walk all the way round it takes you to Mudford beach which again is beautiful.