Former footballer and BBC sports commentator Bob Wilson has described Hengistbury Head as his favourite place “just ahead of Bermuda”.
“Hengistburyâ€¦embodies the magic of the British coast” says Bob in today’s Sunday Times Travel section. “I used to run round the headland at dawn, then jump in the sea for a skinny-dip.
“Now my wife and I walk or cycle out there, and the further you go, the more remote it feels, especially in a winter storm.”
Bob once had a beach hut on Sandspit below the Head and still recommends its cafe.