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 Lepe. 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.

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    1. 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.…

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    2. 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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    3. 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…

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. Beachlands - Hayling Island

    Beachlands comprises a virtually unbroken eight kilometres stretch of pebbles, from the Inn on the Beach to the funfair at Hayling Island. The beach has plenty of amusement arcades and fairground facilities, and while the shingle and pebbles…

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    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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    10. Stokes Bay

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

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