"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Bournemouth - Hengistbury West Beach

Bournemouth Hengitsbury West forms part of the 15 kilometre coastline of Poole Bay on the Dorset coast. It is a shingle and pebble beach, approximately one kilometre wide, and is part of the west side of the Hengitsbury Headland.

Beach type: Pebbles & shingle

Nearest town: Bournemouth

Local authority: Bournemouth Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: SZ163907

Awards

Blue Flag Beach

Green Coast Beach

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Things to see and do near Bournemouth - Hengistbury West Beach

  • The Clay Studio (1m)
  • Serendipity Sams Play and Party Centre (2m)
  • Christchurch Castle (3m)
  • Highcliffe Castle (3m)
  • Littledown Centre (3m)
  • Littledown Miniature Railway (3m)
  • Boscombe Chine Gardens Minigolf (3m)
  • Laser Quest Bournemouth (5m)
  • Oceanarium (5m)
  • RockReef (5m)
  • Oceanarium, The Bournemouth Aquarium (5m)
  • Bournemouth Eye (5m)
  • The Bournemouth Eye (5m)

Tourist Information

Christchurch
Tourist Information Centre
49 High Street
Dorset
England
BH23 1AS

Phone 01202 471 780
Email enquiries@christchurchtourism.info

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Weather

Forecast for Saturday 20 October

06:00


Chance of rain 16%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 2mph.
NNE
Pressure 1031
Humidity 98%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
NE
Pressure 1033
Humidity 86%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
ESE
Pressure 1033
Humidity 69%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
SW
Pressure 1032
Humidity 68%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 0mph, gusting to 1mph.
W
Pressure 1031
Humidity 88%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 1mph.
N
Pressure 1032
Humidity 95%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
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The one-and-a-half kilometre long Hengistbury Head separates Poole Bay and Christchurch Bay, and encloses Christchurch Harbour on its landward side. Most of the headland remains undeveloped and has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Access to the beach via a land train from the Hungry Horse cafe.

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