Mudeford Beach, otherwise known as Mudeford Sandbank, is one of the places that you should definitely visit if you are in Dorset. It’s a gorgeous stretch of sandy beach lined with 348 colourful beach huts and a absolutely beautiful spot to spend a day. The beach huts, are different from most as they have beds and living areas so you can sleep in them. We said at some point we have to go back and rent one for a couple of days as although we live near the beach, being able to wake up right on it would be amazing.
You can’t actually park near Mudeford Beach so you either need to park at Mudeford Quay and get a boat over or do what we did and park at Hengistbury Head and get on a little land train which takes about 10 minutes. You could also walk or ride bikes, it’s a bit of a trek to walk with young children though. Hengistbury Head is only about a ten minute drive from Bournemouth.
We went there on my birthday last Wednesday and were so lucky with the weather, it was actually sunny which makes such a difference. It was actually the first sunny birthday I’ve had in years, it usually rains!
Round the other side of the beach is another line of beach huts running alongside the harbour. It’s such a picturesque little place, aren’t beach huts just amazing to look at?
I definitely want to go back at some point with the pushchair so we can have a proper walk over to the harbour, Tiger still gets a bit tired when he has to walk too far and he’s not that easy to carry anymore so we didn’t stay for that long. It was nice going in the week though as it wasn’t busy at all, I can imagine it would be pretty different at weekends or during the school holidays.
We are still having so much fun exploring Devon and Dorset, there are so many new places to visit and I’m on a hunt to find all the colourful beach huts this area has to offer. If you know of any then do let me know, the brighter the better!