Meon Shore Beach
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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 the beach has a car park and short promenade. It is also home to a kite-surfing school. Just along are a row of archetypal weatherboard beach chalets.
Beyond the chalets the beach becomes increasingly quiet as the road deviates from the coast. This stretch of shingle and pebble is a good spot for fossil hunting with various small finds to be made.
The western end of the beach has also long been known as a naturist spot, although it should be noted much of the beach is overlooked by the coast path here.