Hampshire Swimming beaches

The beach guide has 13 swimming beaches listed in Hampshire. Check here for all swimming beaches in the UK

  • Stokes Bay ©

    1. Stokes Bay

    A shingle beach with great views of the Isle of Wight, near the village of Alverstoke. There is a large grassy area adjacent to the beach, with a place for barbecues.

  • Eastney ©

    2. Eastney Beach

    Eastney is a long, fairly wide, pebble beach at the eastern end of an approximately 3.5 km (2 mile)continuous stretch of coast between Southsea Castle and Fort Cumberland. The southern suburbs of Portsmouth are close by, so locals find…

  • Lee-on-Solent ©

    3. Lee-on-Solent Beach

    Whatever time of year; whatever time of day, there's always something going on in the Solent and Lee-on-Solent Beach is a great place to come to watch the goings on in this wonderful stretch of water between the south coast and the Isle…

  • Southsea ©

    4. Southsea Beach

    Southsea, which got its name from the 16th century Southsea Castle, became a fashionable destination for bathing and other seaside leisure activities in the early 19th century. Today, it remains a vibrant, traditional resort town with…

  • Hill Head ©

    5. Hill Head Beach

    Set across the Solent from the Isle of Wight is a lengthy stretch of shingle beach backed by a tarmac walkway. Like much of this stretch of coast the beach is divided up by wooden groynes. These offer some protection from the erosive forces…

  • Beachlands - Hayling Island ©

    6. Beachlands - Hayling Island

    Beachlands comprises a virtually unbroken eight kilometres stretch of pebbles, from the Inn on the Beach to the funfair at Hayling Island. The beach has plenty of amusement arcades and fairground facilities, and while the shingle and…

  • Calshot ©

    7. Calshot Beach

    Calshot beach forms part of a mile long shingle spit which reaches out into the mouth of Southampton Water. From here you get a great view of the ships coming and going from one of the UK's largest ports. The beach also offers panoramic…

  • Southsea West ©

    8. Southsea West Beach

    Southsea lies to the east of Portsmouth Harbour, and offers visitors a choice of beaches and many other leisure activities. This stretch of sloping shingle between Southsea Castle and Lighthouse, and South Parade Pier, is a popular beach.…

  • West Hayling (Island) ©

    9. West Hayling (Island) Beach

    The Hayling Island seafront is primarily shingle, with sand at low tide. Windsurfing was invented here and West Hayling is the island's designated windsurfing area as well as being home to the popular West Beach, which is sheltered by…

  • Barton-On-Sea (Christchurch) ©

    10. Barton-On-Sea (Christchurch) Beach

    Barton-on-Sea offers a short, shingle and rock beach, backed by high, clay cliffs. These cliffs are unstable in places, and access points to the beach were temporarily closed-off in May 2017 after a landslide. In addition the beach suffers…

  • Milford-on-sea ©

    11. Milford-on-sea Beach

    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.

  • Eastoke ©

    12. Eastoke Beach (Hayling Island)

    Hayling Island has a long, fairly wide pebble beach running along the approximately 5- kilometre length of the south coast of the island. The shoreline is interspersed by wooden groynes. To the west, the beach merges with Beachlands Central…

  • Lepe ©

    13. 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.…