rural beach at Hengistbury Head is not of the
same style as the rest of Bournemouths beaches. It
is much stonier and therefore not ideal for a day on the
beach. In addition there are no facilities such as toilets
As with the rest of the Reserve a take your litter
home policy operates.
The beach does provide the best place to view the distinct
sediment layers stretching from top to bottom of the cliff
face. However the cliffs are very unstable as they are soft
and you must never attempt to climb them or deface them
in any way.
are strictly prohibited anywhere on the Head including the
frequency of fire is increased by BBQs because the
vegetation is flammable especially when dry, and this can
cause devastating damage to the wildlife and plants of the
The nearest dedicated hot coal bins are further along the
promenade towards Southbourne.