British Beaches

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Milford-on-sea Beach

Bournemouth, Hampshire

This is part of a long sweeping pebble beach interspersed with wooden and rock groynes. Backed by low cliffs at its western end, it adjoins a nature reserve to the east.

Beach Type



Toilets with disabled facilities
There are cafes in the car parks and facilities in the village



Nature and Wildlife

The Solent Way passes through Milford and many local routes exist. Contact the local Visitor Information Centre for details.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily in the summer.


Dogs are allowed. but the area is covered by the Land Fouling Act meaning dog mess must be cleared up.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Lymington Visitors Information Centre New Street Lymington Hampshire Tel: 01926 311470


Nearest town: Bournemouth
County: Hampshire
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7219, -1.59904
Postcode: SO41 0PT
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Signposted from the A337. Various accesses to the beach from the local road. stepped in the west and ramped in the east; limited access for disabled people.

Public Transport

There are buses from Bournemouth and Southampton.

Nearest Railway Stations

Lymington Town (Approx. 4 miles away)
New Milton (Approx. 4 miles away)
Lymington Pier (Approx. 4 miles away)
Sway (Approx. 4 miles away)
Hinton Admiral (Approx. 5 miles away)

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


Large car parks nearby.

Nearby Car Parks

Paddy's Gap, Milford On Sea (Medium/Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Hurst Road West, Milford On Sea (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Hordle Cliff, Milford On Sea (Medium/Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Sea Road, Milford On Sea (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Hurst Road East, Milford On Sea (Medium/Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Sturt Pond, Milford On Sea (Medium/Long stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Keyhaven, Keyhaven (Medium/Long stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Taddiford Gap, Milford On Sea (Medium/Long stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Barton Common Road, Barton on Sea (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Marine Drive 3 - Far East, Barton On Sea (Long stay).
About 2.6 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Bournemouth