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Lepe Country Park

Exbury, New Forest National Park Hampshire SO45 1AD, England
+44 23 8089 9108
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Great place to spot birds

Visited on a very cold morning and was treated to stunning views of the Solent sparkling in the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
639AnnaP
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Lovely place for a walk!

We really enjoyed our first visit to Lepe. You get great views of the Isle of Wight and can walk in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
PuttingPenToPaper
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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"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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good39%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“isle of wight” (58 reviews)
“fantastic views” (10 reviews)
“new forest” (27 reviews)
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Exbury, New Forest National Park Hampshire SO45 1AD, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited on a very cold morning and was treated to stunning views of the Solent sparkling in the sun. Went for a coastal walk and spotted redshank, curlew, oyster catchers, turnstone and many more birds all relatively close by. A new visitors centre is currently...More

Thank 639AnnaP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our first visit to Lepe. You get great views of the Isle of Wight and can walk in both directions. Turning left (looking at the sea) you reach the D Day memorial and the remains of the buildings from which 6,000 men...More

1  Thank PuttingPenToPaper
LepeCountryPark, Visitor Services Assistant at Lepe Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Many thanks for your review of Lepe Country Park. We're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to Lepe. If you are a bird watcher might I suggest popping into the park office on your next visit to get the code...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for a lovely walk and brilliant views, would certainly recommend for families and couples. They are building a new visitor centre so will look forward to visiting this next time in the New Forest.More

Thank Nannyfarm
LepeCountryPark, Visitor Services Assistant at Lepe Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Many thanks for your review of Lepe Country Park. We're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to Lepe. On your next visit might I suggest exploring our new sensory garden, which is a great new addition to the park and...More

Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

We visited during October half term and it was a great day out. The Cafe did a really good breakfast (and excellent value), the beach is nice, kids enjoyed the play area, and we went for a nice walk. Excellent place.More

Thank Groom727
LepeCountryPark, Visitor Services Assistant at Lepe Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2017

Hi, Many thanks for your review of Lepe Country Park. We're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Lepe and managed to explore what Lepe has to offer. On your next visit might I suggest exploring our new sensory garden, which is...More

Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

This was the first time we visited Lepe Country Park. We was quite optimistic about coming here due to the other reviews and thinking there wasn’t much here apart from the beach and cafe. However once we got here there was a lot more then...More

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LepeCountryPark, Visitor Services Assistant at Lepe Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2017

Hi, Many thanks for your review of Lepe Country Park. We're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Lepe and managed to explore what Lepe has to offer. On your next visit might I suggest exploring our history by visiting our D-Day...More

Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

What a variety of the natural world to experience at Lepe Country Park, we saw families playing and walking in the woodland and along the beach. We walked along the beach and discovered the ecology and history of the area. Loved it and will return.More

Thank Mary K
LepeCountryPark, Visitor Services Assistant at Lepe Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2017

Hi, Many thanks for your review of Lepe Country Park. We're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Lepe and enjoyed your walk along the beach! On your next visit might I suggest our a longer walk the 5 mile Lepe Loop,...More

Reviewed October 8, 2017

Lepe Beach is a regular favourite of our family's. There are some nice walks, a big playground for the kids and an interesting WW2 look out post that can be explored via a reverse periscope. Also, there is a big green at the top of...More

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LepeCountryPark, Visitor Services Assistant at Lepe Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2017

Hi, Many thanks for your review of Lepe Country Park. We're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Lepe and managed to explore what Lepe has to offer. We always love to hear from our regular visitors. Have you ever tried our...More

Reviewed October 7, 2017

Lovely beach and walk, very dog friendly - as were all the dogs we met. Not too sure about the building work which bis in progress and do hop[e that it does not spoil the great atmosphere. Very puzzled that there are no signposts to...More

Thank Brian C
LepeCountryPark, Visitor Services Assistant at Lepe Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2017

Hi, Many thanks for your review of Lepe Country Park. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Lepe. Many thanks for your feedback, there are brown signs which direct people straight down to us, but they don't take visitors past Exbury Gardens,...More

Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Super beach side car park and open vistas across The Solent to the IOW and shipping to Southampton Water, and the Beaulieu River. Lots of new build going on, hopefully finishing in Spring 2018 with a brand new upper storey restaurant and new Visitor's Centre....More

Thank Susan B
LepeCountryPark, Visitor Services Assistant at Lepe Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2017

Hi, Many thanks for your review of Lepe Country Park. We're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Lepe and managed to explore what Lepe has to offer. With regards to the Sensory Garden I would really recommend a visit, it's a...More

Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

I will review lepe whenever I'm allowed. I still love this place, I've also met the lepe team at a beach clean up... brilliant place great for kids still..... even though THAT tree that generations of children have climbed on has been cut down :(...More

Thank ProjectAlice56
LepeCountryPark, Visitor Services Assistant at Lepe Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2017

Hi, Many thanks for your review of Lepe Country Park. We're always happy to hear from our regular visitors and we're glad to hear you have got involved in one of litter picks, which are always interesting and a good way to see first hand...More

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netty9332
January 5, 2017|
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Response from LepeCountryPark | Property representative |
Hi netty9332, Unfortunately we do not allow dogs inside our Café due to hygiene reasons however there is lots of seating directly outside the Café with dogs water bowls where dog owners can still enjoy the facilities. Best... More
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keith e e
August 1, 2015|
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Response from Jazal56 | Reviewed this property |
yes dogs are allowed, but one area along the beach is kept dog free.
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keith e e
August 1, 2015|
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Response from LepeCountryPark | Property representative |
Hello Dogs are allowed at Lepe Country Park but are restricted in a couple of areas. There is a family beach area where dogs aren't allowed and we also ask that they aren't taken into the nature reserve. These areas are... More
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