Welcome to the Hiker Café

Latest news...

Our indoor and outside seating area is available on a first come basis.

The outside kiosk serving point is generally open every day to make ordering easier for dog walkers, unfortunately only registered assistant dogs can come indoors.

Serving fresh ground coffee, hot food and homemade cakes.

Hand sanitisers are available for customers to use.

Further info; (All subject to change)
The Car Park is OPEN until 10pm daily
The Toilets are OPEN during business hours
The Land Train to Mudeford Sandbank is back in service running every day

The Mudeford ferry runs Monday to Sunday in good weather
Please don't feed the birds and help to keep Hengistbury Head tidy by taking your litter home.
Thank you.
Updated: 4th August 2022

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Hengistbury Head

Hengistbury Head is a natural scenic area of Headland between Bournemouth and Christchurch. It is an area of outstanding beauty with far reaching views of Christchurch Harbour, Mudeford, the Isle of Wight, Poole Bay and Bournemouth.

Hengistbury Head’s beautiful beaches attract visitors from all over the world, boasting lovely walks and stunning views. Walkers can enjoy a variety of terrain from a gentle stroll around the shore of the harbour to a hike over the Headland with its panoramic views. There is also a popular Land Train which operates every day between the Hiker Café and Mudeford Beach.

The area has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to its significant archaeological importance and natural habitat that supports a wide variety of wildlife and rare plant species.

The Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre, located just a short walk from the café is a great educational resource and definitely worth a visit for those wishing to learn more about this area’s history, geology and wildlife.

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Work With Us

Join our team... If you are interested in coffee, cooking or cleaning then pop in with your CV or for more information send a message using the link below.
(unfortunately our minimum age which is School Year 11 starting 2022 is full)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you allow dogs inside?
No. We love dogs but for the comfort of all our customers we request that dogs are to be kept outside where water bowls are provided for them. (registered assistance dogs are always welcome)
Our full menu is available to order from the kiosk to assist customers ordering with a pooch.

Is there parking for disabled?
Yes, there are 10 spaces at the café end of the car park (check for charges).

Can I reserve a table?
All tables are available on a first come basis.

Do you have a lost property?
Yes, any found items will be kept for at least 1 month.

What time does the Land Train run?
10am to 5pm approx every 30 minutes
Check the Hengistbury Head Land Train Facebook page for updates.

Are there any buses to the Hiker Café?
Unfortunately not at the moment.

Contact Us

Alternatively, you can call us on 01202 428552

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  • Hiker Café
  • Hengistbury Head, Broadway, Bournemouth, Dorset BH6 4EN
  • 01202 428552
  • Opening Hours
  • 9am - 5:30pm Monday to Friday
    9am - 5:30pm Saturday and Sunday
    Closed Christmas Day
  • Summer School Holidays:
  • Extended Kiosk Opening times depending on the weather.