Both surfing and kitesurfing are popular since Hengistbury
tends to be blessed with some wind much of the time!
best place to catch the waves is off the southern side where
the groynes stop at Southbourne.
surfers are however prohibited from launching or landing
amongst the reed beds and SSSI on the Christchurch Harbour
Kite flying is permitted in a designated area only to prevent
conflict with other users of the Head and preventing damage
flora and fauna. Do not fly kites anywhere on the Head.
The designated area lies parallel to Broadway and Solent
Car Park, close to the Hiker Café. Signs clearly
mark out the area, which is also the only section of West
Field to be mown short in summer.
Kites with a wingspan exceeding 3.5m and kite skaters are
prohibited to minimize wildlife disturbance.