Lepe Beach

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.

Dog Friendly Beach?

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

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 16 beaches in Hampshire, or check our list of Hampshire Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Lepe Beach Water Quality

Water 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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 5.1℃ to 5.1℃ with wind speed 7.3 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Feb 02partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5℃ to 5.2℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (W)
Friday, Feb 03partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.2℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Feb 04partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.2℃ to 7.2℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Feb 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 3.4℃ to 7.9℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (NW)
Monday, Feb 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range -2.9℃ to -1.3℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (NNE)
Tuesday, Feb 07clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range -2.2℃ to -0.4℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (NNW)

Southampton weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Lepe Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Lepe Beach is at Stansore Point 1.45 km (0.90 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Wed 01 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:00 (Height 1.65m)
   High Tide at 07:56 (Height 3.37m)
   Low Tide at 13:41 (Height 1.50m)
   High Tide at 20:35 (Height 3.29m)
Thu 02 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:05 (Height 1.58m)
   High Tide at 08:54 (Height 3.43m)
   Low Tide at 14:38 (Height 1.33m)
   High Tide at 21:31 (Height 3.43m)
Fri 03 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:00 (Height 1.42m)
   High Tide at 09:39 (Height 3.54m)
   Low Tide at 15:26 (Height 1.12m)
   High Tide at 22:12 (Height 3.57m)
Sat 04 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:47 (Height 1.22m)
   High Tide at 10:19 (Height 3.65m)
   Low Tide at 16:09 (Height 0.91m)
   High Tide at 22:48 (Height 3.69m)
Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:29 (Height 1.04m)
   High Tide at 10:55 (Height 3.72m)
   Low Tide at 16:48 (Height 0.75m)
   High Tide at 23:24 (Height 3.77m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:05 (Height 0.90m)
   High Tide at 11:30 (Height 3.76m)
   Low Tide at 17:23 (Height 0.65m)
Tue 07 Feb
   High Tide at 00:00 (Height 3.81m)
   Low Tide at 05:38 (Height 0.83m)
   High Tide at 12:06 (Height 3.76m)
   Low Tide at 17:53 (Height 0.62m)

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

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