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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 Meon Shore. 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. 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…

  • 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. Southsea Beach

    Southsea Beach

    Southsea is a very popular beach. stretching from Old Portsmouth to Eastney. It is mostly shingle and slopes quite rapidly into the sea.

  • 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. 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…

  • 7. Weston Hard Woolston Beach

    Weston Hard Woolston Beach

    Small pebbly beach located at the mouth of the River Itchen.

  • 8. Hayling Island - West of Eastoke Beach

    Hayling Island - West of Eastoke Beach

    Eight kilometres of pebble beach with sand at low tide, stretches along Hayling Island from Eastoke Point (at the entrance to Chichester Harbour) to Sinah Common (at the entrance to Langstone harbour). The western end of the beach is undeveloped.

  • 9. Browndown Point Beach

    Browndown Point Beach

    Ministry of Defence owned beach which is on occasion used for training. There is some controversy as to whether this is a naturist beach or not. I have it straight from the MoD that this is NOT a nudist beach and any nude bathing is in contravention…

  • 10. Solent Breezes Beach

    Solent Breezes Beach

    Set on the east shore of the solent, this is a shingle beach in front of low cliffs with beach protection structures.