Naturist / Nudist Beaches in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland
Meon - near Lee on Solent Hampshire
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.
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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A dozen or so people on a beautiful sunny day during Covid-19. About 1/2 of the total once you'd walked a way along the beach from from the car park. Very well spaced along a very long beach. No shade. Pleasent but for 1 idiot who was being a nuisance. Free parking at Stubbington. Some walked from the car park in Meon village. There is a cliff top path which is easier than beach walking.
I have visited the beach to the west of the chalets in August 2017, I think in school holiday, there is quite a few young people around... Plenty of kite surfers flying above as well... Jjjjj. X
The last time I sunbathed here an old man kept walking past over and over again and staring at me, very unpleasant :(
I see that what was free parking along the waterfront is now "Pay and display" it must be a pain for the fishermen, or perhaps thats the reason.
Visited on the 24/5/2010 really hot but not that busy, a handful of single guys and an older couple, selecting your spot is crucial if not wanting to be overlooked from the cliffs... chatted to a couple of guys and had a very relaxing afternoon, a number of walkers passed but no bother. Will be returning soon.
I went to Meon a couple of weeks ago when it was very sunny, went a discrete distance past chalets, and stripped off. there was no other naturists there at that time but a few walkers and a couple of horse riders passed by all greeted me with a good morning, and did not seem at all bothered that i was naked. had a good day on the beach and recommend it.
I'm not sure that there is a 'right spot', it is unofficial after all. However I've found that if you continue in a north-westerly direction from Hill Head, until you reach some derelict pill boxes, beyond that it is reasonably quiet; and there have been other naturists about. I've not explored the more southerly end though. I was there today and the weather was fantastic...
you needed to walk past the shalets, it's west of them
I walked from Hill Head for about 40 minutes past the gardens of big houses and nearly to some beach chalets but there was no sign of any naturists. Plenty of sunbathers in bikinis but nothing less. Where has it gone?
I visited the Meon Shore beach last Friday. When I arrived there was a lady swimming in the sea and after I clambered down a steep path I was wondering if I had found the right beach as I had walked from a carpark across some fields. She saw me and then proceeded to get out of the water. I had found the right place... The beach is stoney but as previously mentioned here the water stays shallow and has a sandy bottom so it is rather nice to swim in.
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