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0.63km from Hengistbury Head Beach
Hengistbury Head is a scenic and historic headland near the town of Bournemouth on the south coast of England. It is home to over 500 plant species, 300 types of birds, a superb variety of insects, reptiles and small mammals. It is a fascinating place not only for its wide variety of habitats but also for its internationally important archaeology and geology.
1.14km from Hengistbury Head Beach
Christchurch Harbour has formed about 7,000 years ago. Christchurch Quay and Quomps lie in the upper reaches of the harbour. The entrance to the harbour, known as 'The Run', is flanked by Mudeford Quay to the north and Mudeford Sandbank to the south. The harbour is generally shallow and due to the tidal harmonics in the English Channel has double high water on each tide. It comprises the estuary of the Stour and Avon and the Hengistbury Head peninsula.
1.87km from Hengistbury Head Beach
Mudeford Quay is situated at the entrance of Christchurch Harbour and South of Mudeford village center. The Quay comprises of The Haven Inn public house, a number of ex-fishermans' cottages, and a large car park, it is still used by local fishing boats as well as being a base for many water sports. A short walk from Mudeford Quay is the family-friendly, sandy beaches of Gundimore, Avon Beach, and Friars Cliff. There are beachside cafes, toilets, and beach huts for hire.
Christchurch Castle and Norman House
2.97km from Hengistbury Head Beach
The Grade I listed Christchurch Castle is of Norman origin and was originally of a motte and bailey construction. The castle once dominated the town but now lies in ruins and only a couple of the keep walls remain. A castle has stood in Christchurch since approximately 1074 AD when William I fortified the town with a wooden fort on a motte. Today the bailey is home to a bowling green and gardens, and the ditch has been filled but parts of the keep and much of the constable's house still st
3.18km from Hengistbury Head Beach
Southbourne Beach is one of Bournemouth's favourite Blue Flag award winning beaches, particularly loved by the locals for its wide, exceptionally clean, sandy shore. The beach is popular with young families due to convenient facilities such as toilets with baby changing facilities, lost children centres, RNLI lifeguard stations, pubs and ice cream kiosks.
6.67km from Hengistbury Head Beach
The beaches at Bournemouth stretch for 7 miles between the coastal towns of Poole and Christchurch. All of the beaches are soft sand and very family friendly. They are some of the safest beaches in the UK with RNLI Lifeguards based there between 30 April and 30 September. Nestled beneath a magnificent cliff line, the bay enjoys its own micro-climate, some of the warmest sea temperatures in the UK and stunning views of the Isle of Wight and the Purbecks.
Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum
7.99km from Hengistbury Head Beach
Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum houses one of the finest collections of fully restored motorcycles in the world, including factory racers and exotic prototypes, with the collection constantly evolving as new bikes are acquired. It houses some 300 machines including motorcycles and 3-wheeled vehicles and is affiliated to the British Motorcycle Charitable Trust.
Russell Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
8.56km from Hengistbury Head Beach
One of the most fascinating historic houses in England. The Russell-Cotes was the home of two Victorian collectors and travel enthusiasts, Sir Merton and Lady Annie Russell-Cotes. Twice-yearly exhibitions of contemporary art support works from the main collection, and have included painter Jonathan Yeo and sculptor Jon Edgar in 2011. it is located on the top of the East Cliff, next to the Royal Bath Hotel.
Bournemouth Parks - Lower Gardens
8.97km from Hengistbury Head Beach
The Lower Gardens in Bournemouth is a Grade II Listed Garden. The beautiful floral displays that combine a range of colours, textures and scents. The Gardens also have plenty of activities to keep visitors busy including music at the Pine Walk bandstand, an aviary, mini golf course and an art exhibition during the summer.
8.97km from Hengistbury Head Beach
One of the iconic attractions in Dorset which takes you on an underwater adventure through some of the world's most amazing waters. Home to hundreds of awesome creatures, come face to face with stunning sharks, curious green sea turtles, colorful clownfish, and the very cute, Oriental small-clawed otter family. The Bournemouth Oceanarium also boasts the world's first virtual interactive dive cage and an interactive global meltdown to explore the effects of climate change.
9.59km from Hengistbury Head Beach
Adventure Wonderland is a family theme park situated in the village of Hurn, near Bournemouth, United Kingdom. The park offers rides and attractions aimed at families with children up to the age of 12. A wide range of outside rides and attractions are open daily including family favorites such as Jungle Falls, Battle Boats, Wild Bill's Runaway Train, and the Turbo Teacups.
Bournemouth Aviation Museum
9.64km from Hengistbury Head Beach
The Bournemouth Aviation Museum is an aviation museum located next to Bournemouth International Airport, near the village of Hurn in Christchurch. It houses a number of aircraft, aero engines, cockpits and a limited number of ground vehicles. The museum contains a number of aircraft, aero engines and cockpits. It has also recently restored a Boeing 737-200 named 'The Spirit of Peter Bath' and it is believed to be the only museum in Europe to include a 737-200 in its collection.
Alum Chine Beach
10.32km from Hengistbury Head Beach
Alum Chine Beach is probably one of Bournemouth's favourite Blue Flag award winning beaches, particularly loved by the locals for its wide, exceptionally clean, sandy and shingle beaches situated further to the West of Bournemouth, away from the hustle and bustle of Bournemouth Pier and the town centre.
12.51km from Hengistbury Head Beach
Compton Acres is one of the finest privately owned gardens in the South of England. Comprising a series of classical themed gardens, each providing an attractive and unique variety of ornamental plants from around the world, cared for by a team of professional gardeners. Enjoy over 10 acres of horticultural heaven, relax in our charming Café & Tea Rooms, browse the treasures in our Gifted Moment store or delve into the exciting world of plants within our Plant Centre.
12.51km from Hengistbury Head Beach
The Needles is a row of three stacks of chalk that rise about 30m out of the sea off the western extremity of the Isle of Wight in the English Channel, the United Kingdom, close to Alum Bay, and part of Totland, the westernmost civil parish of the Isle of Wight. The Needles Lighthouse stands at the outer, western end of the formation. Built-in 1859, it has been automated since 1994.
12.85km from Hengistbury Head Beach
A beautiful bay that was well known for its multi-coloured sand cliffs and stunning views across the Solent. This mainly shingle beach situated at the most westerly tip of the island is framed by the iconic chalk stacks known as The Needles with the world-famous coloured sands with 21 different shades creating a dramatic and natural shelter for the beach. One of the iconic locations to rejuvenate your mind and body.
National Trust - The Needles Old Battery & New Battery
12.91km from Hengistbury Head Beach
The Needles old battery is a victorian coastal defense and secret rocket testing site on the Isle of Wight. One of the iconic attraction which shows the defence mechanism of the country and also you can enjoy the beautiful sea from here.
13.51km from Hengistbury Head Beach
Sandbanks is a small peninsula crossing the mouth of Poole Harbour. It is of the highest quality with fine golden sand and sparkling clean waters, perfect for a family day out at the seaside. One of the iconic location for a day out with family and also you can spend some nice time there.
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Hengistbury Head Beach
Southbourne, Bournemouth BH6 4EW, UK
Hengistbury Head is a relatively unspoilt and south-facing pebble beach, with imposing clay and ironstone cliffs. It is a fascinating place not only for its wide variety of habitats but also for its internationally important archaeology and geology.