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Lepe Country Park

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Address: Exbury, New Forest SO45 1AD, England
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+44 23 8089 9108
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"With over a mile of beach, pine fringed cliffs, historic D-Day...

"With over a mile of beach, pine fringed cliffs, historic D-Day remains and wild flower meadows, Lepe Country Park is a great day out with superb views of the Solent and Isle of Wight.

There's a full list of events throughout the year that explores all areas of the park from "Pond dipping" and "Marine Wonders" to Cafe quiz nights and the annual "Lepe into Action" - there's lots to entertain the whole family. Please check out our website for more information about what's on and all you can see and do on your visit to Lepe.

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Avoid Parking Right next to beach!!!

Just got home from a lovely afternoon at Lepe beach. But due to it being a sunny Sunday and it being Mother's Day the parking was slightly nightmarish! Take my advice and avoid... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Doris C
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just got home from a lovely afternoon at Lepe beach. But due to it being a sunny Sunday and it being Mother's Day the parking was slightly nightmarish! Take my advice and avoid trying to park right by the beach, take a chill pill and head for the official car park, plenty more spaces and not too bad cost wise.... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Lepe Country Park a few weeks ago on a very cold sunny day. Lovely place, not commercialised. Great place to take kids and have a picnic. Lots of open space and nice beaches. We tried the Lepe Circular walk but it was too muddy. Would have been ok with walking boots! Did not eat in café but had a... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice walk on the beach. We parked the car and paid £2.5 for two hours. There is a cafe and toilets. You can see the Isle of Wight from the beach.

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LepeCountryPark, Visitor Services Assistant at Lepe Country Park, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for your review of Lepe Country Park; we are so pleased to hear our visitors making the most of the beautiful views. We hope to see you again soon, Best wishes, Holly (and the Team at Lepe) More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Watching the improvements to lepe. The play park is closed for 3 to 4 weeks for improvements and it looks so amazing so far brilliant job. Cafe is busy and closed in at the moment and the place is a building site but...... that's to be expected right, I can't wait to see it all finished very excited. Back next... More 

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LepeCountryPark, Visitor Services Assistant at Lepe Country Park, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for your very positive review of Lepe Country Park; it's great to hear our visitors are excited about the improvements we're making! Check out our social media pages for regular updates on the progress. See you at the Beach Clean, Best Wishes, Holly (and the Team at Lepe) More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place for a bracing walk along the shingle beach on banks of Solent. Full of birds, great views over to Isle of Wight, interesting sea defences from ww2. Lots of fun

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LepeCountryPark, Visitor Services Assistant at Lepe Country Park, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for your lovely review of Lepe Country Park. It great to hear how much you enjoyed your visit and exploring the wartime heritage to be found here! If you haven't already, on your next trip look out for the Cold War monitoring post that was in operation between the1960s and 1990s, which you'll find next to the... More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Lepe is a lovely clean beach with a cafe and toilets. Good car park and it's only £4.00 to park for the whole day. Lovely walk along the sea. Good picnic area and green space. It should be even better next year as it's just under some reconstruction

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LepeCountryPark, Visitor Services Assistant at Lepe Country Park, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for your review of Lepe Country Park; we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We too are looking forward to the parks exciting transformation over the coming months, if you'd like to keep updated please visit our monthly blog or website for all the up-to-date news. Looking forward to seeing you back again soon,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful costal walk, even freezing cold couldn't detract from the scenery and wildlife, the lepe visitors centre had a warm and friendly feel, a good selection of hot drinks to warm even the coldest of young walkers

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LepeCountryPark, Visitor Services Assistant at Lepe Country Park, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for your review of Lepe Country Park; we are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the stunning natural landscape despite the cold weather. We look forward to seeing you again soon, Best wishes, Holly More 

Tadley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

We walk a dog and visit Cornwall a lot where we enjoy long coastal walks and a tearoom. Now we have found one in Hampshire, 4 hours closer to home! Flat walking along the coast and then a wee bit more challenging down on the beach, then even more challenging muddy walk up past the creek and Dan Snows house.... More 

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LepeCountryPark, Visitor Services Assistant at Lepe Country Park, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for your review of Lepe Country Park; we are so pleased to hear our visitors enjoying the Lepe Loop despite the mud! We hope to see you again soon, Best wishes, Holly (and the Team at Lepe) More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

A idyllic, beautiful coastal walk with our dog. We have been here many times and absolutely love it here. There is considerable amount of parking at the top of the coastal area and by the coast (the bottom car park) A fantastic day out for couples, families and a lovely big grass area for picnics and family fun time. There... More 

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LepeCountryPark, Visitor Services Assistant at Lepe Country Park, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for your very positive review of Lepe Country Park; we are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your visits here and making the most of our range of facilities! In case you are interested Lepe host a Dog Fun Day annually, this year it is Saturday 8 April 10am – 3pm so do come along with... More 

Hythe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We took a 5 and 3 year old grand daughter here to play on a mild winter's afternoon. The playground has a fence surrounding it. There is a slide and climbing frame for the younger children then 2 swings, and various wooded balancing logs. At the end is a tall spider's web. Outside there is plenty of grassy areas for... More 

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LepeCountryPark, Visitor Services Assistant at Lepe Country Park, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for your positive review of Lepe Country Park; we are so pleased to hear that our younger visitors are making the most of our play area. In fact, did you know Lepe is installing brand new play equipment this spring, alongside the new build, so do come again and see what’s changed! Looking forward to seeing you... More 

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