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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 Lee-on-Solent. 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.

  • 1. Lee-on-Solent Beach

    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 of Wight.…

  • 2. Stokes Bay

    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.

  • 3. Hill Head Beach

    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 of longshore…

  • 4. Eastney Beach

    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 this a convenient…

  • 5. Calshot Beach

    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 views of…

  • 6. Southsea Beach

    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 plenty of…

  • 7. Meon Shore Beach

    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 that is…

  • 8. Eastoke Beach (Hayling Island)

    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 Beach.…

  • 9. Barton-On-Sea (Christchurch) Beach

    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 from…

  • 10. Lepe Beach

    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. The main swimming…