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Place Category: Beaches
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 a large car park and when you step out of the car all you see is sky and beach for miles on either side.
There are great facilities here and the beach is popular for swimming, sailing, fishing, canoeing, paddling and other watersports. Next to the beach is Stanley Park which is home to wildlife and bird life and a lovely place to walk through.
If you are thinking of eating out try Pebbles Fish and Wine Bar in the bay which has stunning views across the water to the Isle of Wight and a great wine cellar and menu!
Facilities include car park, cafe and restaurants, toilets (incl. disabled), BBQ areas, slipways and a variety of shops. Entertainment options also includes <a ‘Pirates Cove’ child play facility, paddling pool, putting green, tennis courts and golf club.
Dogs are restricted in some beach areas between May and October.
Stokes Bay Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain tomorrow through Friday, with temperatures bottoming out at 20°C on Monday.Clear throughout the day.Today's Forecast
16->240% 0% 10 mph
5:03 am 9:02 pmLight rain in the morning.Saturday, May 27th
13->2156% 39% 6 mph
5:02 am 9:04 pmDrizzle overnight.Sunday, May 28th
12->218% 66% 4 mph
5:01 am 9:05 pmLight rain until evening.Monday, May 29th
13->2058% 72% 7 mph
5:00 am 9:06 pmPartly cloudy until evening.Tuesday, May 30th
11->202% 42% 11 mph
4:59 am 9:07 pmPartly cloudy until afternoon.Wednesday, May 31st
9->246% 17% 3 mph
4:58 am 9:08 pmPartly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Thursday, Jun 1st
10->243% 10% 4 mph
4:58 am 9:09 pmLight rain throughout the day.Friday, Jun 2nd
10->2270% 54% 1 mph
4:57 am 9:10 pm
Stokes Bay Beach Tide Times
Stokes Bay Beach Water quality
Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
Photos from around the surrounding area