Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available SSSI Dog friendly Beach cleaned regularly Good water quality for swimming

Season: summer

The beach at Barton-on-Sea sits below cliff tops that afford breathtaking views of the coastal scenery and across the Solent to the Isle of Wight, as well as to Hurst Castle.  Views to the west are across to Christchurch Harbour and Hengistbury Head   There is fine coast path walking too.  The beach itself is largely shingle and rock.  Swimming is safe here and beach huts adorn the setting.  There are fossil beds that visitors travel miles to enjoy.  Due to the cliffs, paragliding is popular here and there is a golf course behind the eastern end of the beach.  The nearby town has restaurants and cafes, all that you’ll need as a visitor.  Furthermore, the beach is dog-friendly off-lead all year round.  In short, this is a wonderful natural setting for those who enjoy an unspoilt beach.  Highly recommended.

Summer visit photo gallery


What the beach means to Sharon.


Summer at Barton-on-Sea.