The Beach Guide

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


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


  • First aid point

Nearest town



SO45 1AD

OS grid ref.

SZ 4560 9849

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Lepe Beach Reviews

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

Feb 02nd 2020

My old mates fave place ;(

What did we get wrong?