Welcome to the Hiker Café


Following the UK Government’s decision to close all cafes, pubs and restaurants on Friday 20th March, in common with many other similar businesses, we endeavoured to run a takeaway-only service from our outdoor kiosk over the following weekend.

We’ve concluded that we cannot protect our staff or customers as fully as we would wish and being open, leads to unwelcome crowding in the vicinity.

Therefore, until further notice,
The Hiker Café will remain closed.

We’d like to acknowledge the hard work and diligence of our staff at this time and thank every one of our loyal customers for their support.

Please follow the Government’s advice, look after each other and stay well.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.


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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?
Our tables are on a first come basis. Group bookings may be considered during quieter times.

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 until the next half term. Check the Hengistbury Head Land Train Facebook page for updates.

Are there any buses to the Hiker Café?
Not currently however you can get the number 33 Yellow bus to Harbour Road which is around a 10 minute walk.

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
  • Closed until further notice
  • Summer School Holidays:
  • Monday – Friday 09:00 – 18:00
    Saturday – Sunday 08:30 – 19:00
    Open Every Day (except Christmas Day)