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Stokes Bay Beach

Gosport, Hampshire

A shingle bay with a gently shelving beach. A large area of grass is adjacent to the beach, suitable for most recreational activities. An area is designated for BBQs.

Beach Type



Cafe and restaurants
First aid
Disabled toilets
Three slipways and a variety of shops
There is a 'Pirates Cove' child play facility available in nearby Lee on the Solent


Sea canoeing
Paddling pool
Putting green
Tennis courts and golf club
There is zoning for water sports
Look out for the Gosport Carnival
August Bank Holiday Monday

Nature and Wildlife

Adjacent to the beach. Stanley Park is a pleasant open woodland with open grassed areas. Nature interest in the area includes: vegetated shingle e.g. yellow horned poppy. thrift. sea kale. Gilkicker SSSI saline lagoons with common tern. brent goose and 10

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is manually cleaned which is permanently in place during the summer months. There are litter bins on the beach (dog bins available off season).


Dogs are not allowed in signed controlled areas between 1st May - 30th September.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre. Bus Station Complex. South Street. Gosport. Hants. PO12 1GP. Tel: 023 9252 2944. email: [email protected]


Nearest town: Gosport
County: Hampshire
Latitude/Longitude: 50.777, -1.14892
Postcode: PO12 2TR
(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 and take A32 to Gosport. Follow signs for Alverstoke/Stokes Bay.

Public Transport

Nearest Train Station: Portsmouth Harbour Ferry. transfer to Gosport Bus Station. Bus to Stokes Bay.

Nearest Railway Stations

Portsmouth Harbour (Approx. 2 miles away)
Ryde Pier Head (Approx. 3 miles away)
Portsmouth & Southsea (Approx. 3 miles away)
Ryde Esplanade (Approx. 3 miles away)
Fratton (Approx. 4 miles away)

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


592 spaces. 20 disabled spaces. 8 trailer spaces. Charges apply 1st April - 30th September.

Nearby Car Parks

Gilkicker, Gosport (Long stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Pebble Beach - Stokes Bay, Gosport (Long stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Alverbank East, Gosport (Long stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Gosport Park, Gosport (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
No. 2 Battery East, Gosport (Long stay).
About 1 miles away
No. 2 Battery West, Gosport (Long stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Jamaica Place South, Gosport (Short stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Jamaica Place North, Gosport (Short stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Haslar Marina, Gosport (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Walpole Park, Gosport (Long stay).
About 1.6 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Gosport