Welcome to the Hiker Café

Hiker Café 'Step Two' Coronavirus Update
From the 12th April our outside seating area will return for use on a first come basis. Both the Cafe and Kiosk serving points will be open every day when the weather is kind.
Serving fresh ground coffee, homemade cakes, a small selection of hot food (bacon sandwiches-sausage rolls-toasted panini-chips) as well as our Hungry Hiker Breakfast which is available until 11:30 every morning.

HANDS - Hand sanitisers are available for customer use.
FACE - Wear a mask when ordering.
SPACE - Floor markers are in place inside and out and please follow the one way through the cafe.


Further info;
The Car Park is OPEN until 10PM daily
The Toilets are OPEN during business hours
The Land Train is not in service until further notice
Please take your litter home.
Thank you.
Updated: 14th April 2021

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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

We are currently fully staffed, if any vacancies become available we will post them here in the coming months.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you allow dogs inside?
Dogs are welcome outside only and water bowls are provided for them. (registered assistance dogs are always welcome)

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?
There are plenty of outside tables 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?
The Land Train is currently out of service. Check the Hengistbury Head Land Train Facebook page for updates.

Are there any buses to the Hiker Café?
Yes! The yellow bus open top service is running throughout the summer.
Full timetable is available on the yellow buses website.

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
  • Open for take out only
    9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
    9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday
  • Summer School Holidays:
  • Extended Kiosk Opening times depending on the weather.