Lepe Beach

Lepe beach, Lepe Country Park, Southampton, Hampshire

Place Category: Beaches

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  • Lepe beach is found in the Lepe Country Park on the shores of the Solent and part of the hamlet of Lepe which is itself part of the New Forest of Hampshire.

    The beach is popular for swimming, fishing, windsurfing and kitesurfing. Windsurfers and kitesurfers have the lawn beside the cafe for rigging up, with a car park crossing point. When in the water beware, there can be strong tides.

    Here we have a mile of beach backed by pine-fringed cliffs, historic D-Day remains and wild flower meadows. From the cliffs above the beach you can see right across the western Solent.

    The beach is sand and shingle with good facilities and for those interested in fossils will find the interglacial deposit with elephant remains fascinating as well as the variety of rocks brought in for sea defences from ship wrecks like limestone, Purbeck Stone (one including a dinosaur footprint) and carboniferous limestone.

    Facilities include parking, toilets, lifeguard, restaurant, cafe and shop.

    Lepe Beach has dog restrictions. Dog restrictions from April to September on part of the beach.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 4 beaches around Southampton, 16 beaches in Hampshire, or check our Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Lepe Beach Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Friday, with temperatures rising to 23°C on Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain in the morning.
       57%  41%   10 mph
      5:03 am    9:04 pm
    Sunday, May 28th
     Drizzle starting in the afternoon.
       37%  57%   5 mph
      5:02 am    9:06 pm

    Monday, May 29th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       46%  72%   8 mph
      5:01 am    9:07 pm
    Tuesday, May 30th
     Partly cloudy until evening.
       7%  42%   12 mph
      5:00 am    9:08 pm

    Wednesday, May 31st
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
       0%  27%   5 mph
      4:59 am    9:09 pm
    Thursday, Jun 1st
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
       0%  28%   5 mph
      4:58 am    9:10 pm

    Friday, Jun 2nd
     Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
       60%  58%   3 mph
      4:58 am    9:11 pm
    Saturday, Jun 3rd
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
       14%  47%   6 mph
      4:57 am    9:12 pm

  • Lepe Beach Tide Times


  • Lepe 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.
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