"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 and Tides

Forecast for Thursday 20 July

06:00


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
WNW
Pressure 1006
Humidity 91%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 6%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
WNW
Pressure 1009
Humidity 73%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 19°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
W
Pressure 1010
Humidity 50%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
WSW
Pressure 1011
Humidity 56%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 8mph.
WSW
Pressure 1011
Humidity 63%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
SW
Pressure 1011
Humidity 72%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
02:18 BST
(01:18 GMT)
High Tide
07:20 BST
(06:20 GMT)
Low Tide
14:46 BST
(13:46 GMT)
High Tide
19:59 BST
(18:59 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Tell us what you think about Bournemouth - Hengistbury West Beach

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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