Welcome to the Hiker Café

Hiker Café Coronavirus Update

The Hiker Café is now OPEN for take away with limited indoor seating available.

Serving Coffee, Ice cream, Homemade Cakes, hot and cold drinks plus a limited menu of our most popular items,
pretty much something for everyone!
We are encouraging all customers to enter via the roadside door and follow the one way system through the Café when ordering.
To enable us to operate with reduced staffing levels we will continue to serve all food and drinks as take away throughout the Summer and into Autumn.
Floor markers are in place both inside and outside to help everyone with their distancing, if there is a queue. Hand sanitisers are available at both pay points and masks are to be worn indoors until seated.
Please leave your Contact details and time of visit on the track and trace form or check in via the NHS app, if sitting indoors.
You will find plenty of outside seating available, the majority of which is spaced out away from the Café on the grass areas.

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 - we hope you enjoy your visit.
8th October 2020

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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?
All tables are on a first come basis. We currently have a smaller indoor capacity of 30 covers.

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?
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
  • Open for take away only
    9am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday
    9am to 5:30pm Saturday and Sunday
  • Summer School Holidays:
  • Monday – Friday 09:00 – 18:00
    Saturday – Sunday 08:30 – 19:00 throughout August
    Open Every Day (except Christmas Day)