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Lepe Country Park

Exbury, New Forest SO45 1AD, England
+44 23 8089 9108
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First visit and loved it.

Smashing little café serving good tasty food, I have mixed feelings about the visitor centre under... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
lynne j
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Dartford, United Kingdom
lovely costal area

Lepe country park is a hidden gem in the New Forest, Lovely beaches, park, walks and crabbing for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarah M
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Haywards Heath, 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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“car park” (38 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 3 days ago

Smashing little café serving good tasty food, I have mixed feelings about the visitor centre under construction. Super views along the coastline. Smashing beach walk, coast on one side nature reserve on the other. Friendly helpful staff. We were lucky enough to be there at...More

Thank lynne j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lepe country park is a hidden gem in the New Forest, Lovely beaches, park, walks and crabbing for the kids. Cafe is currently under redevelopment but once complete will be a great asset.More

Thank Sarah M
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 to hear you enjoyed your visit and managed to check out some of the things that Lepe has to offer. We're hoping to have our new café open by next year, so hopefully...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My parents had their wedding anniversary over the bank holiday weekend and because both have been unwell recently, they decided their anniversary 'treat' should be something simple. When my mum was a little girl, her family used to go to Lepe for seaside fun -...More

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

Hi, Many thanks for your review of Lepe Country Park. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and from the sounds of it your day. We are always pleased to hear of people returning to Lepe after so many years! Did you manage...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely clean beach, lovely play area for kids just up from the beach, loads of green space. They are building a new visitor centre on the beach front which looks great :) great little river area for crabbing a 2 minute walk along the front...More

Thank Spearey
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 glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and checked out what Lepe has to offer. We're hoping to have our new café open by next year, so hopefully you'll be able to come...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used a search engine to list the 10 best beaches in the New Forest and this was near to where we were staying so after about 25 minutes we arrived, pleased to find parking no problem. There is construction work going on for a...More

1  Thank 130mondeo
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 glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. The construction work going on at the moment is actually for our new café, which it is hoped should be completed by Spring next year, but once...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 weeks 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

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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 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 10 August 2017

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 12 August 2017

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 17 July 2017 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 22 July 2017

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

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netty9332
5 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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