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Lepe Country Park

Exbury, New Forest SO45 1AD, England
+44 23 8089 9108
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A beautiful bit of new forest on the coast

A few different footpaths that lead you across a small section of the new Forrest and the coast... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
lisamh736
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Darlington, United Kingdom
via mobile
Delightful!

Busy country park with a big car park. Even though the centre has a hectic feel you can soon get... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
MarkMahoney
,
Farnborough, 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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“isle of wight” (56 reviews)
“car park” (37 reviews)
“sea front” (10 reviews)
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Exbury, New Forest SO45 1AD, England
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+44 23 8089 9108
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A few different footpaths that lead you across a small section of the new Forrest and the coast. There are sections of beach and sections where the New Forrest Ponies are encouraged to roam. A lot of money is being spent to install boardwalks to...More

Thank lisamh736
LepeCountryPark, Visitor Services Assistant at Lepe Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, Many thanks for your review of Lepe Country Park. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and had a chance to explore our conservation area and our new sensory garden. The ponies you saw in our Conservation area are New Forest ponies that graze here...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Busy country park with a big car park. Even though the centre has a hectic feel you can soon get away from it, with great walking into the wooded areas and meadows or by the sea and along the coast. Theirs also a river inlet...More

1  Thank MarkMahoney
LepeCountryPark, Visitor Services Assistant at Lepe Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, Many thanks for your review of Lepe Country Park. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and had a chance to explore. Did you get a chance to visit our new sensory garden? If not we recommend it on your next visit, as it is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I cycle with a group of women and we did a route this week that took in a stop at the cafe at Lepe. We're pretty hungry around lunchtime in the middle of a 50 mile ride, so looking for something to keep us going....More

Thank 172kate
LepeCountryPark, Visitor Services Assistant at Lepe Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Many thanks for your review of Lepe Country Park. We're glad you had a chance to check out our café, we've yet to try the fish finger sandwiches but hear they're quite tasty. If you have time on your next visit, we recommend our...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with a friend and our toddlers and we all had a lovely time. The play area is new and was suitable for our children (aged 2 and 3), although a couple more swings would have been good as they had to take turns on...More

Thank Amy E
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 glad to hear that you had the chance to visit our new Sensory Garden, we couldn't agree more with you that it is a beautiful garden, and is a testament to the hard work...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

What a little gem this area is. A great beach area with excellent views of the Isle of Wight, a nature reserve area to wander in, children's play area, cafe, and plenty of local historical information. Especially important was the remaining infrastructure from the D...More

Thank Thistlemania
LepeCountryPark, Visitor Services Assistant at Lepe Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hi, Many thanks for your review of Lepe Country Park. We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Lepe and had a chance to see what we have remaining of the Mulberry Harbours that were built here in preparation for D-Day. We find the memorial there...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Major works taking place . Firming up parking and a new visitor Center in construction. Nice gravel beach with Vue's across to the Isle of White. Plenty of small craft to watch while you spend time relaxing . Walking or resting this is a good...More

Thank Robert Y
LepeCountryPark, Visitor Services Assistant at Lepe Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Hi, Many thanks for your review of Lepe Country Park. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Lepe. With regards to the toilets doors, we are aware of this issue and have reported it to our maintenance company, so it should...More

Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

A great little beach, clean and quiet. Beautiful spot to take in the scenery. Short walk from the car-park.

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LepeCountryPark, Visitor Services Assistant at Lepe Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Hi, Many thanks for your review of Lepe Country Park. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hopefully we are able to welcome you back soon! Best Wishes Laura (and the team at Lepe)

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We had been to a friends wedding and had stayed the night. Instead of returning straight home (to rain 😣) we decided to make the most of our short time here. I did a quick google search for free days out and this place popped...More

1  Thank fluffysocks43
LepeCountryPark, Visitor Services Assistant at Lepe Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Hi, Many thanks for your review of Lepe Country Park. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit, it sounds like you had a great time! We'll pass your review onto the café as well, we think their chips are very good too!...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017

Lovely coastal walks and views. Happened to go on what was a family fun day over half term and was lovely to see all the activities that were put on. The cafe sells lovely new forest ice cream.More

1  Thank Lizzie S
LepeCountryPark, Visitor Services Assistant at Lepe Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Hi, Many thanks for your review of Lepe Country Park. We're glad you enjoyed yourself, you picked a very good day to visit! Our annual Lepe into Action event is quite popular, hopefully you managed to try a sport that was new to you, we...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017

Nice little (it quite small in size compared to other country parks) place to see the sea. Great views of the Island and boats around. Small stony beach. Kids love collecting shells here. Gets busy in peak season.More

1  Thank scarymarythegardener
LepeCountryPark, Visitor Services Assistant at Lepe Country Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Hi, Many thanks for your review of Lepe Country Park. We're glad you enjoyed your visit to us, have you visited our family beach we find that tends to be quite sandy there, so maybe on your next visit you could try building sandcastles, with...More

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netty9332
6 January 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
1 August 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
1 August 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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