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“Refreshing” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lepe Country Park

Lepe Country Park
Exbury, New Forest National Park SO45 1AD, England
+44 23 8089 9108
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Ranked #2 of 2 things to do in Exbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: "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.
Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Refreshing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I am fortunate to live close to Lepe so I can visit it frequently. There is ample parking on the beach and up on the top bank. whatever the weather its a lovely refreshing place to visit. You can sit in your car and read the paper, watch the ships go by, just admire the views of the Isle of Wight or the sea. I adore coming here to take my dog for a walk. (plenty of doggie bins) You can walk for 5 mins or 5 hours, do what you want. They have great beach walks and Countryside information. There is a very large open green for playing all-sorts of games and of course flying kites. You can picnic, there are barbecue areas you can book, these are gated so you can have your own organised event. There are public toilets which are nice and clean and a disabled one. There is an information centre which tells you so so much about the shore line the wildlife and of course what part Lepe took in the 2nd World war. There is a really nice Cafe on the beach again with great views as well as a good variety of well price food. There is also an education area too for schools etc. I can go on and on and on. Lepe organise quite a few educational events,as well as World ward reinactments etc.
Please if you do come to the New Forest and want to see the 'sea' visit Lepe. Ok the beach isn't sandy at all but plenty of 'lucky stones' (holes in) for kids to collect. There is disabled parking on the beach and on the bank. You do have to park, but it isn't expensive and they money goes to keeping the area pretty cool

Visited November 2012
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southampton
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“lazy days”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

nice country park with kids play area , walk down the slope onto the stoney beach area ( 2 for1 ) cafe at the beach with reasonably priced coffee and just chill out and enjoy . always plenty of room available whatever time of day you decide to visit

Visited August 2012
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Hampshire, Uk
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“Lepe fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Great time after first visit to this country park, sand and stoney beach and lots of seaweed but 5 year old had a great time looking for crabs in the rock pools - caught lots! Good park for chilren his age, nice small cafe, green area's and nice views. Free wildlife event on too, so had a great time. Not so suitable for our 16 month old but she enjoyed te stones on the beach and some of the things at the event. Park prices good £4.70 all day (5 hours +) Would go back again.

Visited August 2012
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Alton, United Kingdom
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“Britain at its finest - a beautiful gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

I have been to Southampton many times and love it. But I didn't know of Lepe Country park until recently - how I wish that I had known before. It is all you would want to 'get away from it all and recharge your batteries'. The views of the Solent, Isle of Wight are well worth seeing, and at the same time you get some lovely walking exercise. It also 'doesn't seem to be far from anywhere' - very easy to reach from the M3. Good parking also. Everyone I met was happy - we were all out to relax and everyone was smiling - it is that sort of place that 'lifts the soul'. I am so very glad Lepe Country Park is there .. it is perfect.

Visited February 2012
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“beach experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

took my little niece to the beach here as she was on holida from Johannesburg so doesn't get to see the sea very often, she loved it despite the biting wind. Great view of the Isle of Wight and ships and boats on the Solent

Visited May 2012
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