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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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Pritty little corner of Hampshire

We have been going here for years with the children and dogs for walks and have a paddle in the sea.it a lovely little spot just to unwind ,The cafe is small and clean with nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going here for years with the children and dogs for walks and have a paddle in the sea.it a lovely little spot just to unwind ,The cafe is small and clean with nice staff that did not mind us feeding the baby even though they needed to close.The parking it limited on the beach and can get... More 

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

Hello, Many thanks for you review of Lepe Country Park; it's always nice to hear how much visitors enjoy Lepe. I shall also pass on to the café staff how pleased you were with the service you received. Hopefully we can welcome you back to Lepe soon! Best Wishes Laura (and the team at Lepe) More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been visiting Lepe for years and it is truly a place for all the family. A great play area for little children, an lovely area for picnics and playing ball games as well as lovely walks (including with the dog). The bird reserve is very peaceful and we have been fortunate enough to see Spoonbills there.

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

Hello, Many thanks for you review of Lepe Country Park; we are delighted to hear you like Lepe as much as we do. We're also glad you got the chance to check out our bird hide, and have to agree Lepe Point is a very peaceful place, we like to think of it as one of our hidden gems! We... More 

Christchurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

what an incredible country park. lovely walk and amazing access to the beach. it was very busy as one would expect on a Sunday in the school holidays but still very enjoyable - we had a dog with us and ample doggy bins provided. there was a visitor shop/information centre and cafe but we did not use them, there was... More 

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

Hello, Many thanks for you review of Lepe Country Park; we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit here. On your next visit if you are interested in a longer walk we do have our 5 mile Lepe Loop, which takes in the coast and countryside. Available to download from our website or from the park office for... More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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LepeCountryPark, Visitor Services Assistant at Lepe Country Park, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for your review of Lepe Country Park. Due to the building works happening at Lepe whilst we construct our new visitor information centre and cafe, there will be some disruption to parking until Spring 2018 on the beach car park. However, the cliff top car park & Summer overflow car park to the west are both open... More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 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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LepeCountryPark, Visitor Services Assistant at Lepe Country Park, responded to this review

Hello, Many thanks for your review of Lepe Country Park; it's great to hear our visitors enjoying our wonderful 'Lepe Loop' walk. Yes, the Park is undergoing building works at the moment - plans and 3D model can be found inside the Café- all part of the Country Parks Transformation, and the Café open everyday as usual. We hope to... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 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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Reviewed 21 March 2017 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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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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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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 

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