Taddiford Gap Beach

Taddiford Gap Beach - Hampshire
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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 Gap are well known for being rich in fossils. Mammal and crocodile remains have been found here along with shark teeth and microfossils.

While swimming is generally considered safe here there is no lifeguard service and being relatively isolated care should be taken if you do enter the sea. There is also a risk of being cut off by the tide if you head too far along the coast as the tide can come right up to the cliffs.

Taddiford Gap is an unofficial naturist beach. The section of the beach used by nudists is around half a mile from the access point, towards the Barton-on-Sea golf club.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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  • Good fishing

Nudist/naturist beach


Nearest town



SO41 0LY

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SZ 2622 9226

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Taddiford Gap Beach Reviews

Aug 19th 2022

Great place to strip off but beware guys looking for fun if you want some

nudist beach

Mar 13th 2022

Enjoyed a great summers day in 2021 just a few others guys around mainly gay

Nov 08th 2023

Been going there for years, great beach for swimming, as the sea floor is so flat.