The South Coast's best beaches...

Squeeze more into your summer and explore the best beaches on the South Coast. Discover the authentic charm of our top picks on the South Coast, all within easy reach of Southampton Airport.

Sandbanks
Also known as Britain's Monte Carlo, Sandbanks is one of the most desirable places to live in the world. Don't miss a visit to the shallow, sweeping Sandbanks Beach; the perfect place to relax and unwind. 

Hayling Island Beach
Hayling Island Beach is made up of shingle banks interspersed with wild, grassy sand dunes, providing delightful picnic spots. Also ideal for swimming; the unspoilt nature of this windswept bay truly sets it apart.

Jurassic Coast
The jaw-dropping Jurassic Coast spans 95 miles of dramatic coastline from East Dorset to Devon. The rocks, fossils and landforms of this World Heritage Site uncover 185 million years of history.

Calshot Beach
Home to one of the biggest outdoor activity centres in the UK, Calshot Beach has panoramic views of the Solent and the Isle of Wight, and is a great place to spot cruise ships coming into Southampton Harbour.

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