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Best Beaches In Southampton

We've rounded up the best beaches in Southampton in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 38 Southampton beaches to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the beaches we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Solent Breezes Beach

  • Southampton
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a shingle beach in Hampshire? Head down to Solent Breezes Beach, a great shingle beach that’s perfect for little explorers.  There's some...

Calshot Beach

  • Southampton
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Calshot Beach in Hampshire, a mile long shingle beach that’s perfect for little explorers to splash about in the water.  Don’t forget to...

Lepe Beach

  • Exbury
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a pebbled beach in Hampshire? We’ve got you covered! Head down to Lepe Beach, which is also an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and on...

Hill Head Beach

  • Fareham
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Got little water babies? Head down to Hill Head Beach in Hampshire, a great shingle beach that’s perfect for a paddle in the sea or even just a splas...

Lee-on-Solent Beach

  • Lee-on-the-Solent
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a great shingle beach in Hampshire? Look no further than Lee-on-Solent, water babies will love going for a paddle in the sea, plus there’...

Stokes Bay

  • Lee-on-the-Solent
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a beach day out in Hampshire? Head down to Stokes Bay, a great shingle beach that’s perfect for little water babies and mini thrill seeke...

Milford-on-sea Beach

  • Lymington
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

This picturesque pebble beach is lined with colourful beach houses, making Milford-on-Sea a great beach location for a day of exploring.  Bring along...

Southsea Beach

  • Portsmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Southsea Beach in Hampshire, a great shingle beach that’s got plenty going for it, plus there’s some great views across on the pier.  Do...



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Highcliffe Beach

  • Christchurch
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head over to Highcliffe beach, where you’ll find a gorgeous stretch of beach made up of a mixture of shingles and sand, and of course the bright blue...

Eastney Beach

  • Portsmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a great shingle beach in Hampshire? Head down to Eastney Beach, stretching out for nearly 2 miles, it’s a great place for a family trip....

Seagrove Bay

  • Newport
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

The beach is shingle from the sea wall to the high tide line with rocks and golden sands below when the tide goes out. The views are spectacular and...

Mudeford Quay

  • Christchurch
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a great beach where you can have a family day out, including the dog? Well look no further than Mudeford Quay! With a golden sand shore a...

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  • Hayling Island
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Would you like to feel like you’re on your own idyllic island, which benefits from a blue flag beach? So consider taking a trip to Hayling Island Bea...

Hengistbury Head Beach and Reserve

  • Bournemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

The Hengistbury Head Beach is a south facing sand and pebbled beach with relatively safe swimming, but with no lifeguard cover at any time. Swimming...

Shanklin Beach

  • Newport
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Shanklin Beach has long been a popular location for family holidays, with a safe sandy beach and clear waters. The bay is sheltered from the prevaili...

Thorney Island

  • Thorney Island
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover Thorney Island, a lovely wild island just off the mainland of West Sussex, it’s filled with wildlife, plants and all sorts of creatures.  It...

West Wittering Beach

  • West Wittering
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

West Wittering Beach is a beautiful Blue Flag beach with wonderful views of Chichester. The sandy beach, high quality bathing water and first-rate fa...

Bournemouth Pier

  • Bournemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’re looking for golden sands and rolling blue waves, then Bournemouth Pier is the beach for you. Lined with beach huts that you could hire, it’...

Curious About Bournemouth

  • Bournemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Curious About Bournemouth is a journey of discovery: an exciting glimpse into what makes this glorious seaside town what it is. Resident or just visi...

Bournemouth Alum Chine

  • Bournemouth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Home to the beautiful Tropical Gardens and has both Green and Blue Flag awards. Alum Chine is a great family friendly area with a pirate-themed child...

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