The Beach Guide

Best beaches in Hampshire

Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in Hampshire as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Hampshire is Eastney. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in Hampshire just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

  • Eastney Beach © Steve Daniels | BY-SA

    1. 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…

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  • Stokes Bay © Chris Gunns | BY-SA

    2. Stokes Bay

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

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  • Lee-on-Solent Beach © Nick Macneill | BY-SA

    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…

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  • Southsea Beach © Oast House Archive | BY-SA

    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…

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  • Hill Head Beach © Basher Eyre | BY-SA

    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…

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  • Calshot Beach © Gillian Moy | BY-SA

    6. 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…

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  • Barton-On-Sea (Christchurch) Beach © David Martin | BY-SA

    7. 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…

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  • Milford-on-sea Beach © Expectgrain | BY-SA

    8. 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.

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  • Meon Shore Beach © Peter Facey | BY-SA

    9. Meon Shore Beach

    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…

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  • Eastoke Beach (Hayling Island) © Ray Stanton | BY-SA

    10. 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…

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