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.
- 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.
Hengistbury Head Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Christchurch, Dorset
Expect a temp in the range 16.3℃ to 17.2℃ with wind speed 10.5 m/sec (SW)
Expect a temp in the range 15.5℃ to 16.6℃ with wind speed 12 m/sec (SW)
Expect a temp in the range 11℃ to 11.7℃ with wind speed 10.8 m/sec (NW)
Expect a temp in the range 9.1℃ to 10℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 11.7℃ to 12.6℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (WNW)
Expect a temp in the range 13.5℃ to 14℃ with wind speed 11.8 m/sec (SSW)
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
Hengistbury Head Beach tide times.
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