Hengistbury Head & Southbourne food

May Bank Holiday Monday was a good time to test the refurbished Hiker cafe at Hengistbury Head. 

It stands just west of Double Dykes and at the end of the road. The low building can be seen from the coast path. 

With the loss of nearby Point House Cafe on the path it is more important than ever that the Hiker cafe can offer good quick food. It did today when at about 12.30pm I enjoyed a stilton and mushroom baked potato (£4.85). There was also a bacon and brie version. And tap water was available.

A mug of coffee is £1.70 and hot chocolate £1.70.  

Hiker was relaunched by last year in partnership with Bournemouth Council. Just refurbished is Bistro on The Beach at Southbourne. It’s under new ownership and still offering breakfast. It also has jacket potato on the menu. 

See pages 50 and 52.

About Leigh Hatts

Leigh Hatts is an experienced walker and has known the local coastline since childhood. He is the author of many successful walking guides.
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