Beaches in Lymington, Hampshire

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The beach guide has 8 beaches listed in and around the town of Lymington. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Colwell Bay (4.7 miles)

    Colwell Bay © J W Parker | BY-SA

    Colwell Bay is a sand and shingle beach on the western shore of the Isle of Wight. It is a relatively quiet beach, and is reputed to be one of the cleanest on the island (it is cleaned daily). The water here is generally calm and clear, making it a good beach for swimming and…

  • Totland Bay (5.3 miles)

    Totland Bay © Chris Downer | BY-SA

    Totland Bay is a mostly pebble beach on the northern shore of the Isle of Wight. It looks out over the wider bay and to the Dorset coast beyond. The beach is located is about 500 meters from the centre of the town of Totland. A promenade runs along the waterfront and continues all the…

  • Norton Beach (3.9 miles)

    Norton © David Smith | BY-SA

    Norton is a small sand and shingle beach, located between Fort Victoria and Yarmouth. Access by car (limited) or by harbour ferry from Yarmouth. One of the only areas on this stretch of coastline considered suitable for swimming.

  • Yarmouth Beach (4 miles)

    Yarmouth © John Lucas | BY-SA

    The small, but historically significant town on Yarmouth can be found on the north-western coast of the Isle of Wight, at the mouth of the River Yar. The diminutive beach here is a short stretch of mixed sand and shingle which all but disappears at high tide. Adjacent to the beach is the Royal Solent…

  • Milford-on-sea Beach (3.7 miles)

    Milford-on-sea © Expectgrain | BY-SA

    Milford-on-sea is a stony beach with excellent views of the Isle of Wight. There is a great walk from the beach along Hurst Spit to Hurst Castle. There are a couple of cafes, an ice cream kiosk and a play area next to the beach.

  • Watcombe Bay (6.3 miles)

    Watcombe Bay © Graham Horn | BY-SA

    Watcombe Bay is located on the other side of Fort Redoubt from Freshwater Bay. Cut into the white chalk cliff face of Highdown Cliffs access is somewhat of a challenge. Once upon a time a tunnel lead from the cliff tops down to the beach but this has been blocked up at some point. Therefore…

  • Freshwater Bay (6.3 miles)

    Freshwater Bay © John Webber | BY-SA

    The beach at Freshwater Bay is set in a dip between chalky cliffs. To the west these cliffs form the famous Needles Headland and Tennyson Downs . The sand and pebble beach is fairly popular but copes well, with plenty of space and facilities. There is also a large car park and an esplanade. The…

  • Taddiford Gap Beach (4.5 miles)

    Taddiford Gap © Mike Faherty | BY-SA

    Taddiford Gap is an isolated, shingle and mud-sand beach located between Barton on Sea and Milford on Sea. Being a little off the beaten track, and so close to better known beaches, it is usually quiet here. There are some good views of the Isle of Wight from the beach. The low cliffs at Taddiford…

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