A stony beach that forms part of Lepe Country Park, situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Views across to the Isle of Wight and excellent coastal walks featuring pine-fringed cliffs, D-day remains and wild flower meadows.
The main swimming area is a short walk east of the car park.
Type of beach
Sand & shingle
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs are not permitted on main part of the beach between April and September. This area is marked by the flagpole on the Western end of the beach, and the telephone cable pole with the big yellow sign on the Eastern end
- Good fishing
- Wind surfing
- First aid point
OS grid ref.
SZ 4560 9849
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Lepe Beach Reviews
MauraSep 25th 2021
Really enjoyed our visit today, lovely location, beach beautiful and natural. Parking easy. Great for unsteady walkers, for families and dogs.
Very relaxing. Thank you
Expensive. Very little too do. Stoney beach, dominated by parked cars. Really the only thing there is a cafe and then you have to pay up to 9 pounds to park. Better off hill head , lee on silent. Free to park and same type of beach. Oh and when they built the new cafe they took away huge part of car park for no reason, removed about 40 spaces which now house 2 picnic tables
, so expect to queue to get in on a sunny day.
BaileyOct 15th 2020
Love this country park when visiting family, so much to do from walks, play park, sensory garden and of course the beach and always have a great time. Kids never want to go home!
JennyOct 13th 2020
I was appalled to find there is a parking charge even if you drive in to see if you want to stay. If you don’t know it, that’s ridiculous. You’ll finish up with people parking up the approach roads….
And the machine wasn’t working properly either so there was a long queue!
And I was a passenger so didn’t know the car reg offhand which also added to the stress.
Expensive for limited facilities.
Parking is so expensive for the time you get but it’s a gorgeous place to be at sunset
Parking too expensive
It’s the price of the parking that puts one off. We paid £9 for about 4 hours and it’s not like there are great amenities. If you enjoy water sports such as kayaking or wind surfing you won’t mind so much. There is a beach restaurant, I don’t know how dear it is as we were barbecuing. The mens toilet was filthy and the ladies had the usual long queue. When oh when will architects and builders get the hint that ladies require more and bigger toilets in public places?
This time we didn’t get to the WW2 bits as it was a bit blowy out there, but have enjoyed that before and the views across the water are pretty. The barbecue and the area designated for that are good as a meeting space for families and friends from all over the area to get together. This is the third time we’ve enjoyed this facility, including the patch of grass for a kick about and we are able to bring the dogs alone.
I’m sure some people don’t mind paying that parking fee, but when you’ve put down £40 for the barbecue spot you don’t expect to also pay for parking, let alone that much!
No bins at all at the beach, and very little sand. very stoned underfoot and quite painful. unclear signs on entrance and exit of the cafe but very nice coffee and hot chocolate
Not a particularly friendly beach. It’s ok if you want a short walk or to get out somewhere local. It’s got too touristy and has lost its rugged touch
melanieFeb 02nd 2020
My old mates fave place ;(