Lepe Beach

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

Lifeguard service

No

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

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Activities

  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Good fishing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Wind surfing

Facilities

  • First aid point

Nearest town

Southampton

Postcode

SO45 1AD

OS grid ref.

SZ 4560 9849

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Lepe Beach Reviews

Fantastic location

Bailey
Oct 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!

Sep 24th 2020

Parking is so expensive for the time you get but it’s a gorgeous place to be at sunset

Parking too expensive

Aug 23rd 2020

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!

Aug 20th 2020

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

May 25th 2020

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

Phils birthday

melanie
Feb 02nd 2020

My old mates fave place ;(

What did we get wrong?