Beaches in Fareham, Hampshire

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The beach guide has 9 beaches listed in and around the town of Fareham. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Lee-on-Solent Beach (3.8 miles)

    Lee-on-Solent © Nick Macneill | BY-SA

    Whatever time of year; whatever time of day, there's always something going on in the Solent and Lee-on-Solent Beach is a great place to come to watch the goings on in this wonderful stretch of water between the south coast and the Isle of Wight. This attractive shingle beach lies between Portsmouth and Southampton, so…

  • Hill Head Beach (3.2 miles)

    Hill Head © Shazz | BY-SA

    Set across the Solent from the Isle of Wight is a lengthy stretch of shingle beach backed by a tarmac walkway and Saltern Park. Like much of this stretch of coast the beach is divided up by wooden groynes. These offer some protection from the erosive forces of longshore drift, helping to keep the shingle…

  • Browndown Point Beach (4.7 miles)

    Browndown Point © Mel Stevens | BY-SA

    Ministry of Defence owned beach which is on occasion used for training. There is some controversy as to whether this is a naturist beach or not. I have it straight from the MoD that this is NOT a nudist beach and any nude bathing is in contravention of the 1954 MOD Browndown and Rowner Military…

  • Meon Shore Beach (3.4 miles)

    Meon Shore © David Martin | BY-SA

    Meon Shore is a lengthy stretch of shingle beach running along the Solent. It sits on the other side of Hill Head harbour which straddles the river Meon. Behind the harbour is the Tichfield Haven Nature Reserve, an area of coastal wetland that is home to a great diversity of species. The eastern end of…

  • Solent Breezes Beach (4.1 miles)

    Solent Breezes © Martin Speck | BY-SA

    Solent Breezes is a shingle beach set beneath low cliffs, looking out onto the Solent from near the mouth of Southampton Water. As a result, it enjoys excellent views across to Calshot and the Isle of Wight. The beach sits in front of Solent Breezes Holiday Park, from where it can be accessed directly; offering…

  • Stokes Bay (5.8 miles)

    Stokes Bay © Chris Gunns | BY-SA

    A shingle beach with great views of the Isle of Wight, near the village of Alverstoke. There is a large grassy area adjacent to the beach, with a place for barbecues.

  • Old Portsmouth Beach (6 miles)

    Old Portsmouth Beach © Rob Newman | BY-SA

    A shingle beach stretches all the way along the southern end of Portsea Island from Old Portsmouth to Eastney. Old Portsmouth Beach is located in the mouth of Portsmouth harbour, close to the historic old town. Apparently there is good fishing to be had here. Swimming less so as the currents in and out of…

  • Osborne Beach (7.4 miles)

    Osborne Beach © Steve Daniels | BY-SA

    Osborne beach gets its name from Osborne House, the former Isle of Wight residence of Queen Victoria. This where the Queen, along with Prince Albert and their nine children would come to get away from it all, and to this day the beach and surrounds remain a haven of tranquility and natural beauty.

  • East Cowes Beach (7.3 miles)

    East Cowes © P L Chadwick | BY-SA

    East Cowes is an easily accessible shingle beach, with a promenade and children's play area, just a few minutes from the old Victorian town of East Cowes. Plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants.

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