Barton-On-Sea is a shingle Beach popular for Fossil hunting. Cliff top walks although some areas of the cliffs are dangerous. Popular paragliding location. Facilities include shops, cafe, pub in Barton itself.
Planning a trip to Hampshire and looking for the nearest beaches. Our beach guide will help you locate the closest beach and we show you photos, maps, weather, tide times, water quality, dog restrictions and provide you tools to search the Hampshire coast and seaside towns.
Hampshire lies on the South coast of England.
The Solent forms part of this coastal destination offering visitors wonderful places to walk as they explore all the attractions this county has to offer. Travellers remark on the wide open spaces of the coast line here as well as the islands, rich country parks and reserves.
Historic buildings abound in the area and many overlook the ocean like Hurst Castle which offers fantastic views across the Solent and Fort Nelson overlooking Portsmouth Harbour. Chichester Harbour is an area of outstanding beauty with picture perfect villages and clean wide beaches where you can enjoy watersports, walks, birdlife and scenic views.
Hayling Island is great for a day out as is the Hamble Valley and river and the coastal nature reserve at Titchfield Haven. Hayling Island has safe beaches and is a recognised Blue Flag beach known for cleanliness and good facilities for families with children and windsurfers!
Lepe, in the New Forest National park is a park with nature reserves surrounding it. A perfect spot for watching ships and sailing boats or walking the five miles around the coast taking in Beaulieu estate on the way! Close to Lepe is Calshot with it's vividly painted beach huts. Calshot offers a huge outdoor centre with a velodrome, rock climbing and skiing.
Hampshire is a perfect getaway for a relaxing break. Horses roam free here and there's a wide variety of attractions and activities to suit everyone. Accommodation ranges from superb bed and breakfasts to resorts and splendid hotels with spas.
Calshot beach is part of a shingle spit offering panoramic views of the Solent, Southampton and the Isle of Wight. The spit also has an extensive salt marsh of important read more
Milford on Sea Beach is a dog friendly beach worth visiting. The beach is a long shingle beach with character colourful beach huts lining the promenade and it is backed read more
Beachlands is primarily a shingle beach with the beach being backed by sandy grass areas and heathland, criss-crossed by many paths. This area of the seafront is the best for entertainment read more
Hayling Island West Beach, lying at the west end of the seafront, the waters here are sheltered by the West Winner sand bar ensuring that the waves are never too read more
Emsworth Harbour beach is a small shingle beach tucked away in the south east corner of Hampshire on the shore of Chichester Harbour. The small town of Emsworth is quiet but read more
Western Hard Beach is not the most attractive beach but it is great for boating and sailing, although the beach is backed by a grassy and tree lined area. Southampton read more
Stokes Bay Beach has to be one of the longest shingle beaches I’ve ever seen. It stretches from Lee on the Solent to the Stokes Bay Harbour Entrance. There is read more
Southsea beach is pebble/stoney beach that stretches along the whole southern end of Portsea Island from Old Portsmouth beach to Eastney beach. Adjacent to the beach and seafront promenade, Southsea read more
Solent Breezes Beach lies to the east of the Solent and has terrific views right across to Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The beach is accessible from the Solent read more
Old Portsmouth Beach is one part of the popular coast line of Portsmouth. It is a shingle beach stretching from Portsea Island to Eastney and is really interesting with the read more
Lee-on-Solent Beach is a shingle beach in a quiet town but does offers a lot of watersports. Whether you’re swimming, sailing, canoeing, surfing, fishing or jet skiing this beach is read more