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Spend time at the Beach

Beaches and coastline isn’t something people normally associate with The New Forest. However just a short drive from the hotel you can find a number of beaches along the coastline. So with the sunshine set to stick around for the next few weeks, why not explore the New Forest coastline whether is to spend time of the beach with family, take a stroll or to take a paddle. Here are the top 3 beaches close to the hotel

Highcliffe Beach (12 miles from hotel)

This beautiful stretch of coastline is the perfect spot for a family day by the beach. From the Cliff top you have some beautiful views, you can then take one of the sloping paths down that lead to the beach. This shingle and sand beach is perfect for those who want to enjoy some time in the water as well as relaxing on the shore.

There is a public carpark with ample space, along with a small café and toilets on the cliff top.

Lepe (15 miles from hotel)

Lepe is a popular coastal country park with a beach located close to Exbury. It has great views across the Solent. There is also a great children’s play area along with a wildflower meadow - the perfect spot for kite flying!

Calshot (15 miles from hotel)

For those looking for a bit more adventure, Calshot beach is the one for you. The long shingle beach has an activity centre there which offers rock climbing, water sports and a velodrome.

Down on the beach you will find colourful beach huts and you will see fantastic views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight.  For those you who like boats, it is the perfect spot for seeing some on the fantastic cruise liners heading out of Southampton Port.

If you choose to a day out at the beach, don’t forget you can order your picnic from the hotel to take with you – complete with picnic blanket for the day!