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.
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Lepe Beach Photos
Lepe Beach Water Quality
- 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 10.3℃ to 13.3℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 10.3℃ to 13℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (E)
Expect a temp in the range 13.6℃ to 15℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (S)
Expect a temp in the range 16.3℃ to 16.5℃ with wind speed 7.1 m/sec (SSW)
Expect a temp in the range 11.2℃ to 12.3℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 13.1℃ to 13.4℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 13.2℃ to 13.4℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (WSW)
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.
High Tide at 02:47 (Height 3.69m)
Low Tide at 08:11 (Height 1.21m)
High Tide at 15:20 (Height 3.63m)
Low Tide at 20:41 (Height 1.31m)
High Tide at 04:08 (Height 3.50m)
Low Tide at 09:11 (Height 1.64m)
High Tide at 16:40 (Height 3.43m)
Low Tide at 22:13 (Height 1.64m)
High Tide at 05:44 (Height 3.39m)
Low Tide at 11:36 (Height 1.82m)
High Tide at 18:14 (Height 3.36m)
Low Tide at 00:10 (Height 1.58m)
High Tide at 07:10 (Height 3.46m)
Low Tide at 12:51 (Height 1.65m)
High Tide at 19:32 (Height 3.47m)
Low Tide at 01:17 (Height 1.34m)
High Tide at 08:19 (Height 3.67m)
Low Tide at 13:51 (Height 1.37m)
High Tide at 20:30 (Height 3.66m)
Low Tide at 02:11 (Height 1.02m)
High Tide at 09:12 (Height 3.89m)
Low Tide at 14:40 (Height 1.04m)
High Tide at 21:14 (Height 3.84m)
Low Tide at 02:59 (Height 0.72m)
High Tide at 09:53 (Height 4.05m)
Low Tide at 15:24 (Height 0.74m)
High Tide at 21:53 (Height 3.96m)
Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.
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