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Hill Head Beach

Fareham, Hampshire

This is mainly a shingle beach set along a long straight section of coastline opposite the Isle of Wight. The beach is separated into three or four areas.

Beach Type



Slip-way and a cafe


Jet ski-ing
Children's areas
Zoning is in place for water sports activities

Nature and Wildlife

Walks along promenade and adjacent large grass area. Also at The Haven Nature ReserveSSI areas nearby. Beach is Site of Special Scientific Interest with important wildlife habitats and many brent geese.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Beach is cleaned all year round. and daily in the summer season. Litter bins are provided at this beach. Dogs are banned between May and September; dog litter bins are provided for other times.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre. Westbury Manor. West Street. Fareham PO16 0JJ Tel: 01329 221342 - Fax: 01329 282959. e-mail: [email protected] . web site:


Nearest town: Fareham
County: Hampshire
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8129, -1.22393
Postcode: PO14 3LU
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Leave M27 at junction 11 through Fareham follow Stubbington / Hill Head signs and The Haven Nature Reserve.

Public Transport

Fareham train station. Bus to Hill Head.

Nearest Railway Stations

Fareham (Approx. 3 miles away)
Swanwick (Approx. 4 miles away)
Portsmouth Harbour (Approx. 5 miles away)
Portchester (Approx. 5 miles away)
Bursledon (Approx. 6 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Free car parking (with disabled spaces) is available.

Nearby Car Parks

Salterns Road, Fareham (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Salterns Road - Promenade, Fareham (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Cliff Road, Hill Head (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Stubbington Lane, Stubbington (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Stubbington Green - near Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Stubbington Green, Stubbington (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Burnt House Lane, Stubbington (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Marine Parade No. 2, Lee-on-the-Solent (Short stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Marine Parade No. 1, Lee-on-the-Solent (Short stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Flower Buildings, Lee-on-the-Solent (Short stay).
About 1.2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Fareham