Hengistbury Head Beach, Dorset

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Hengistbury Head is a headland jutting into the English Channel between Bournemouth and Christchurch, at the end is a spit that creates the narrow entrance to Christchurch Harbour.

Hengistbury Head beach is a pebble beach below the imposing clay and ironstone cliffs, with the Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve separates Poole Bay and Christchurch Bay and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Not so much a beach holiday location but a good place to explore and go for walks along gravel paths throughout the nature reserve.

Facilities include pay and display car park, toilets, cafe and the Hengistbury Head Centre.

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Hengistbury Head Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 7 beaches around Christchurch, 56 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

Beach Water Quality


Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Weather


Hengistbury Head Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Christchurch, Dorset

Today
Expect a temp in the range 16.3℃ to 17.2℃ with wind speed 10.5 m/sec (SW)
Wednesday, Oct 20
Expect a temp in the range 15.5℃ to 16.6℃ with wind speed 12 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Oct 21
Expect a temp in the range 11℃ to 11.7℃ with wind speed 10.8 m/sec (NW)
Friday, Oct 22
Expect a temp in the range 9.1℃ to 10℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Oct 23
Expect a temp in the range 11.7℃ to 12.6℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Oct 24
Expect a temp in the range 13.5℃ to 14℃ with wind speed 11.8 m/sec (SSW)
Monday, Oct 25
Expect a temp in the range 12.4℃ to 14℃ with wind speed 9.5 m/sec (SW)


Christchurch weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK


Tides

Hengistbury Head Beach tide times.

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