Things To Do In The New Forest
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.
Country Park Lepe, Exbury, Southampton SO45 1AD
About 43 minutes from park
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.