British Beaches

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Lepe Beach

Southampton, Hampshire

Part of Lepe Country Park, this is a sand and shingle beach on the shore of the Solent. It is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and looks across to the Isle of Wight.

Beach Type



Toilets with disabled facilities
First aid post
Ice-cream from kiosk


Sea canoeing and fishing

Nature and Wildlife

There is lots of wildlife to see within the Country Park.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily by Country Park staff. There are litter bins and dogs are banned from part of the beach during the summer.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Lymington Tourist Information Centre St Barbe Museum and Visitor Centre New Street Lymington. Hampshire. SO41 9BH. Tel/Fax: 01590 689000


Nearest town: Southampton
County: Hampshire
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7837, -1.35309
Postcode: SO45 1AD
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Take the A326 from Southampton to Holbury. Follow the signs for Exbury. then Lepe. The beach is reached directly from the car park.

Public Transport

The Solent Blue Line buses serve the beach on summer Sundays.

Nearest Railway Stations

Netley (Approx. 6 miles away)
Hamble (Approx. 6 miles away)
Bursledon (Approx. 7 miles away)
Swanwick (Approx. 7 miles away)
Beaulieu Road (Approx. 8 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There are a couple of Pay and Display car parks nearby.

Nearby Car Parks

Lepe County Park, Lepe (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Lepe Country Park (The Helmsman), Lepe (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Lepe Country Park (Lepe Loop), Lepe (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Darkwater, Blackfield (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Mornington Road, Cowes (Long stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Calshot, Calshot (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Blackwell Common, Blackfield (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Jack Maynard Road, Calshot (Unknown stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Park Road, Cowes (Long stay).
About 2.7 miles away
Denmark Road, Cowes (Unknown stay).
About 2.8 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Southampton