Lepe's Beach

About 43 minutes from park

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Country Park Lepe, Exbury, Southampton SO45 1AD

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About Lepe's Beach

On Hampshire’s famous south coast and overlooking the waters of The Solent, Lepe Beach is one of the region’s most loved natural draws. As part of the wider Lepe Country Park, visitors can expect plenty of peace and tranquility along with spectacular views out towards the Isle of Wight on clearer days.

Attractions at Lepe Beach

Alongside the golden sands and gentle surf to sink your feet into, a number of facilities are provided at the beach to enhance your day out.

  • The Lookout – a state-of-the-art visitors centre that serves up fresh, local produce and offers panoramic views over The Solent.
  • Sensory Cottage Garden – a charming garden space intended to entice the senses of smell, sight and sound. Aimed at school groups and disabled guests, its colourful blooms, bogs and ponds give you the opportunity to spot some wildlife.
  • BBQ Areas – book in advance to take advantage of a private barbecue space, including a small area for up to 12 guests and a larger zone that can host up to 60.
  • Children’s Play Area – including swings, slides and bridges to keep little ones entertained.
  • Gift Shop – stocking local crafts and wares to take home with you or give to a friend.

How to get to Lepe's Beach

You’ll find Lepe Beach where the New Forest National Park meets The Solent, on the shores 12 kilometres directly south of Southampton. If you’re travelling by car, you’ll need to use a network of A roads to reach the area. The most direct is the A326, which you can join by exiting at Junction 2 of the M27 and travelling south. It’s around 20 minutes’ drive from this junction to the beach. For those looking to public transport, the number 9 bus regularly runs between central Southampton and stops in Langley, a village that’s 25 minutes’ walk north of the beach. During the school Summer holiday period, the 9 bus extends its route and runs directly down to Lepe Beach.

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Whilst you wait... just think about being in your swimmers, the sun's out and the smiles are big