Lepe beach, Lepe Country Park, Southampton, Hampshire
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    Lepe Beach Information

    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. Lepe beach, 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 list of Hampshire Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality


    Beach Bathing 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.
  • Tides
  • Weather


    7-day Weather Forecast


    Light rain today through Sunday, with high temperatures peaking at 12°C on Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Rain in the morning.
     
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       83%  77%   14 mph
      8:05 am    4:02 pm
    Thursday, Dec 20th
     Rain and windy overnight.
     
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       82%  83%   18 mph
      8:05 am    4:02 pm

    Friday, Dec 21st
     Windy until afternoon and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       97%  84%   21 mph
      8:06 am    4:03 pm
    Saturday, Dec 22nd
     Mostly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
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       57%  53%   14 mph
      8:06 am    4:03 pm

    Sunday, Dec 23rd
     Rain in the evening.
     
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       90%  100%   10 mph
      8:07 am    4:04 pm
    Monday, Dec 24th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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       62%  98%   8 mph
      8:07 am    4:04 pm

    Tuesday, Dec 25th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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       11%  98%   6 mph
      8:08 am    4:05 pm
    Wednesday, Dec 26th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       25%  81%   3 mph
      8:08 am    4:06 pm

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