Lepe Country Park, Exbury

4.5
#10 of 25 in Parks in New Forest National Park Hampshire
Lepe Country Park, with a mile of beach, pine fringed cliffs and historic d-day remains, has stunning views across the Solent from Hurst Castle to Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower.

Lepe is a great day out for people of all ages with the opportunity for children to search for seashore crabs and adults to take a relaxing stroll around the wildlife area through woodlands and meadows with great views over the dark water estuary - all set within the stunning New Forest National Park

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  • A few different footpaths that lead you across a small section of the new Forrest and the coast. There are sections of beach and sections where the New Forrest Ponies are encouraged to roam. A lot of ...  more »
  • Busy country park with a big car park. Even though the centre has a hectic feel you can soon get away from it, with great walking into the wooded areas and meadows or by the sea and along the coast. T...  more »
  • I cycle with a group of women and we did a route this week that took in a stop at the cafe at Lepe. We're pretty hungry around lunchtime in the middle of a 50 mile ride, so looking for something to ke...  more »
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  • Lovely place to visit for a whole day or just an afternoon or morning. Lovely area to play football or fly kites. The play area has been renovated and is fantastic for kids of all ages. The beach can be great fun at the right time of day, best at low tide to search through all the rock pools. Just waiting for the modernisation to finish completely for the fifth star as this place is great.
  • Easy parking, I think it was £2.20 ish for 2 hrs. Nice walk along the foreshore towards Calshot with interesting information about the big role played during the war. Good coffee and food at the cafe. A new facility is being built at the moment.
  • Pretty beach walk with good cafe and parking. Dog friendly all year round
  • Lovely walk along the beach. Able to get a drink and bite to eat.
  • Lovely area on the south coast between Southampton & Bournemouth overlooking the Isle of Wight. Large grass areas with a narrow, mostly pebbly beach. There's a play area for children, walking routes, a cafe and a couple of areas with BBQs you can hire. Wonderful views over the Solent. At the time of writing they're doing a lot of development bringing a new visitor centre, play areas, etc, to be completed Spring 2018. This doesn't however affect the general area and use currently. Well worth a visit.

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