Hengistbury Head Groyne

Hengistbury Head Groyne , This is a long stone groyne, as the name suggests and in Victorian times, the beaches near here were littered with large iron rich boulders called 'doggers'. The Victorians used a lot of iron, and huge numbers of these were taken away for smelting. Unfortunately they were the one thing protected the beaches from erosion, and when they had gone, the beach rapidly started to follow. This was counteracted by building hundreds of wooden groynes along the beaches, and finally the stone Long Groyne which was completed in the 1930s which stands today.

Fishing can be very good on the Groyne in the summer months with Bass, Garfish, Mackerel and Wrasse being taken on light gear, float gear or spinners / lures etc.