This walk starts with an easy climb to the top of Hengistbury Head which is near the disused coastguard station. This is an excellent view point for Poole Bay, Isle of Wight and Christchurch Harbour. Continue along the top of the Head before descending to the Mudeford Sandbank. Go around the sandbank, first along the beach on the seaward side, then along the track/gravel road on the harbour side. Finally return to the car park along the road.
If you would like to return to the car park on the land train, check its schedule at the cafe near the car park before starting the walk.
Follow signposts to the Solent Meads golf course from the A35, between Christchurch and Bournemouth, close to Christchurch. Then follow signposts to Hengistbury Head and its long stay car park.