People have been visiting Hengistbury Head for the past 12,000 years. It is a site of international importance in terms of its archaeology and is scheduled as an Ancient Monument.
As well as being home to over 500 plant species, 300 types of birds, a superb variety of insects, reptiles and small mammals, Hengistbury Head is also a Stone Age and Iron Age archaeology site.
The reserve has a number of different habitats for wildlife including woodland, heathland and saltmarsh. From the Head there are amazing views across Bournemouth and beyond to the Purbecks and the Isle of Wight.
Find out more about the history of Hengistbury Head on their website.