Stokes Bay

Visit Stokes Bay Beach

South-west facing Stokes Bay is a shingle beach in Gosport, on the Hampshire coast.

This is a family friendly location, with the Gosport Splash Park on the seafront, ideal for young children. Next door is a restaurant and the local sailing club.

You can swim at Stokes Bay beach, and watersports are popular here too.

On the western end of the beach, is the Diving Museum and the No2 Battery. Definitely worth a visit.

Heading in the other direction, to the eastern end of the beach and you will find the Stokes Bay Angling Club as well as a public slipway for boats. There is a carpark and toilets here.

Keep on walking to get to the imposing Grade II gun battery, Fort Gilkicker. It is derelict and fenced off, but you can walk all the way around. This abandoned fort has an interesting history and would make a fabulous venue or apartments, if developed.

Stoke Bay beach is dog friendly with restrictions between 1st May – 30th September from the main pebble beach to the lifeboat station, but can walk the beach at the east end of the Bay towards Gilkicker.

This beach is …

  • Shingle
  • Family friendly
  • Great for watersports

What to see and do

  • Visit the Diving Museum
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Paddleboarding
  • Explore Gosport

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Places to stay

  • Self catering apartments

Holiday accommodation near this beach

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Getting There

The nerest station to Stokes Bay is Fareham and you can take the bus (X5) to the beach.

LOCATION: Lifeboat Lane Stokes Bay Gosport, Hampshire PO12 2TR
NEAREST TRAIN : Fareham Station
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