The Beach Guide

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

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Hampshire dog friendly beaches »

Activities

Nudist/naturist beach

Yes

Nearest town

Lymington

Postcode

SO41 0LY

OS grid ref.

SZ 2622 9226

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