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.
If you’re lucky, some FREE parking on the roadside is available for 1 hour just a short walk away.
Ample parking is available next to the café in the 'no cash' pay and display car park
-up to 2 hours £1.50
-up to 24 hours £3.00

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

We’re looking for flexible staff who are great with customers, you don't need any previous catering experience as we will give you the skills you need.

If you are interested in joining our team, send us a few details about yourself using the form below and we'll notify you 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 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
  • February Opening Times
    09:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday
    09:00 – 17:00 Weekends
  • Summer School Holidays:
  • Monday – Friday 09:00 – 18:00
    Saturday – Sunday 08:30 – 19:00
    Open Every Day (except Christmas Day)