Hengistbury Head (/ˈhɛŋɡɨstbəri/) is a headland jutting into the English Channel between Bournemouth and Milford on Sea in the English county of Dorset.
At the end is a spit which creates the narrow entrance to Christchurch Harbour.
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... Formed by sand and shingle brought around Hengistbury Head by longshore drift and pushed towards the shore by waves from the east, the spit is the most mobile of Dorset's geographical features ... Prior to the construction of the long groyne at Hengistbury Head in 1938, it tended to grow steadily in a north-easterly direction and on occasion stretched as far Steamer Point and Highcliffe ... The groyne built in 1938 to protect Hengistbury Head from erosion had an adverse effect on the spit as it prevented movement of material around it ...
... From Tuckton Bridge, the two main sections of the harbour shore are Wick and Hengistbury Head, which are in Southbourne a suburb of Bournemouth ... The Hengistbury Head Activities Centre is situated on the shore just before Barn Bight ... Hengistbury Head on the south shore was threatened during the nineteenth century by the mining of ironstone doggers which dramatically increased erosion ...
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