Welcome to the Hiker Café

Latest news...

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

Both the cafe and kiosk serving points are generally open every day serving full menu, to make ordering easier for dog walkers!
Serving fresh ground coffee, hot food and homemade cakes from 9am.

You may check in on the NHS app or leave contact details if desired.
HANDS - Hand sanitisers are available for customer use.
FACE - It’s still advised to 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 to Mudeford Sandbank and the open top bus service to Bournemouth/Christchurch are now back in action too.
Please take your litter home.
Thank you.
Updated: 13th September 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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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)
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?
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
  • 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday
    9am - 5:30pm weekends
  • Summer School Holidays:
  • Extended Kiosk Opening times depending on the weather.