Stokes Bay Beach

Stokes Bay Beach has to be one of the longest shingle beaches I’ve ever seen, stretching 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 in either direction.

There are great facilities here and the beach is popular for swimming, sailing, fishing, canoeing, other water sports, and next to the beach Stanley Park which is home to wildlife and bird life and a lovely place to walk.

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 at the beach include car park, cafe and restaurants, toilets (incl. disabled), BBQ areas, slipway and a variety of shops. Entertainment options also include ‘Pirates Cove’ child play facility, paddling pool, putting green, tennis courts and golf club.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Stokes Bay Beach has dog restrictions.
Stokes Bay beach, Dogs are restricted in some beach areas between May and October.

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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Stokes Bay 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 8.2℃ to 9.7℃ with wind speed 8.5 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Feb 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.9℃ to 8.7℃ with wind speed 8.9 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Feb 04partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6℃ to 6.6℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Feb 05partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.6℃ to 7.8℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Feb 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.3℃ to 3℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (NE)
Tuesday, Feb 07clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.3℃ to 3.9℃ with wind speed 2.2 m/sec (NE)
Wednesday, Feb 08clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.5℃ to 2.9℃ with wind speed 1.8 m/sec (NE)

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

Stokes Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Stokes Bay Beach is at PORTSMOUTH 3.37 km (2.09 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Thu 02 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:15 (Height 1.88m)
   High Tide at 09:15 (Height 3.97m)
   Low Tide at 14:47 (Height 1.63m)
   High Tide at 21:55 (Height 3.97m)
Fri 03 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:09 (Height 1.72m)
   High Tide at 10:03 (Height 4.11m)
   Low Tide at 15:34 (Height 1.42m)
   High Tide at 22:38 (Height 4.15m)
Sat 04 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:54 (Height 1.52m)
   High Tide at 10:45 (Height 4.24m)
   Low Tide at 16:16 (Height 1.21m)
   High Tide at 23:16 (Height 4.31m)
Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:35 (Height 1.34m)
   High Tide at 11:23 (Height 4.34m)
   Low Tide at 16:54 (Height 1.05m)
   High Tide at 23:54 (Height 4.41m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:11 (Height 1.20m)
   High Tide at 12:00 (Height 4.39m)
   Low Tide at 17:29 (Height 0.95m)
Tue 07 Feb
   High Tide at 00:29 (Height 4.45m)
   Low Tide at 05:45 (Height 1.13m)
   High Tide at 12:35 (Height 4.39m)
   Low Tide at 18:00 (Height 0.92m)
Wed 08 Feb
   High Tide at 01:03 (Height 4.46m)
   Low Tide at 06:14 (Height 1.11m)
   High Tide at 13:06 (Height 4.37m)
   Low Tide at 18:29 (Height 0.92m)

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