Naturist / Nudist Beaches in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland

Meon - near Lee on Solent



Quiet. Shingle beach on the east side of the Solent, overlooking the estuary

"Meon Shore" beach is a quiet stretch of coastline on the Solent, near Fareham in Hampshire. Naturists have long been known to use parts of the beach.

Getting There

PO14 4HN : Car parking (free) is available along the coast road at Cliff Road, Hill Head, opposite the lakes of a nature reserve. It can be reached from the A27 via the B334 and Stubbington. Walk north-west along the beach, passing the chalets. Continue for 3/4 of a mile (the cliff top path which is easier going), until a section suitable for naturism is reached.

PO14 4HH : Further north (inland) along the same road (now Meon Road) is Chilling (Thatchers Copse) car park (free). Follow a footpath SW to the shore. The path to Brownswich beach comes out about 500m further along the same beach.


"We make two or three visits here per year. There are never more than half a dozen others here, mainly single men, with a few couples."

"The beach is mainly shingle with the occasional patch of sand. The best swimming is at high tide as the beach then slopes reasonably, so you can fairly quickly get to a reasonable depth. At low tide, it is flat sand, and after 200 yards it gets to your knees! Like Calshot, on the other side of Southampton Water, it's a great place to watch the various boats going by - from small dinghies to huge cruise liners."

"The beach gets many walkers and a few horse riders but no-one seems to mind sensible sunbathing or swimming. There is a footpath above the beach, along the top of the cliffs. Though it is generally behind bushes, where there are gaps, the beach is overlooked and gawpers can be occasionally be a pain."

This page compiled with help from: James F.



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