Hengistbury Head is a headland on the English South Coast and is designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument. People have settled here since the Stone Age. It is also a nice place for a walk. You can get a good view of Christchurch Harbour and Christchurch as well as Mudeford from the top of Warren Hill. The area is acclaimed for its wildlife and is protected as a site of Special Scientific Interest and as a Special Area of Conservation in Europe.
The spit also known as Mudeford Sandbank is home to more 300 privately owned beach-huts, one of which became one of the UK’s most expensive, when it sold for £170,000 in 2012. At the end of the spit is Black House, now available as holiday accommodation but once notorious for smuggling.
Hengistbury Head is owned and managed by Bournemouth Council.