Welcome to the Hiker Café


The Hiker Cafe is situated on the coast in an area of outstanding natural beauty between Bournemouth and Christchurch.

At the Hiker we offer a warm welcome in a relaxed friendly environment.

Ample parking is available next to the café in the pay and display car park. If you’re lucky, some FREE parking on the roadside is available for 1 hour just a short walk away.


CoffeeBreakfastHomemade Cakes
LunchesCream TeasIce Cream

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

If you are interested in joining our team at the Hiker Café please call in with or send your CV to us and we will let you know of any suitable vacancies.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you allow dogs inside?
Dogs are welcome outside only and water bowls are provided for them.

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 train runs generally on the hour and half hour every day.

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

We will only use the contact information provided in this form to fulfil your request.

  • Hiker Café
  • Hengistbury Head, Broadway, Bournemouth, Dorset BH6 4EN
  • 01202 428552
  • Opening Hours
  • Winter 09:00 – 16:30
    Spring and Autumn 09:00 – 17:00
    Summer 09:00 – 17:00/17.30 weekends
  • Summer School Holidays:
  • Monday – Friday 09:00 – 18:00
    Saturday – Sunday 08:30 – 19:00
    Open Every Day (except Christmas Day)