Best Local Beaches to Fareham - Holiday Inn Fareham

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Best beach for the family

Lee on the Solent Beach

The perfect place to go crab-catching in rock pools when the tide is out.

The expansive grassy bank at the top of the beach is perfect for family ball games, picnics and running around. Be prepared for an amazing view!

Lee on the Solent’s fascinating aviation history is waiting to be discovered, and you can even try spotting Queen Victoria’s Osborne House from the beach!

Distance from hotel:

10-minute drive

View of bench overlooking Lee on the Solent Beach

Best day out at the beach

Hill Head Beach

Hill Head Beach is great for sports like sailing and windsurfing, and is also popular for fishing. The shoreline is one of the busiest around, so we recommend finding a spot to watch the boats go by!

The beach is also close to Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve, where you can try hearing and spotting the many kinds of birds that live there.

Distance from hotel:

11-minute drive

View of Hill Head Beach and cliffs from the sea

Best Beach for Sightseeing

Southsea Beach

The lake behind the beach holds all kinds of marine life to explore.

In a historical location, you can see the ports from 1860s that were built to defend from an invasion that didn’t take place.

Immerse yourself in the D-Day and Cumberland House museums, or The Blue Reef Aquarium.

Distance from hotel:

26-minute drive

View of Southsea Beach and lifeguard flag

Most beautiful beach

West Wittering Beach

This naturally beautiful and sandy beach can be found by Chichester Harbour, and has been awarded for its safety and cleanliness.

It is the perfect spot for a classic beach-day-out, with the Beach Cafe being a great option for hot and cold refreshments.

Distance from hotel:

44-minute drive

View of West Wittering Beach and multi-coloured beach huts

Best beach activities

Bournemouth Beach

This award-winning, golden-sand beach has something for everyone.

The pier offers entertainment, activities, food, drinks and shops waiting to be discovered.

Did you know the bay has its own micro-climate, and the Bournemouth waters are of the warmest in the UK?

Distance from hotel:

50-minute drive

Sky view of Bournemouth Beach with lots of people and pier

Stay at Holiday Inn Fareham for your staycation!

Not only is our hotel minutes away from several amazing beaches, but we have comfortable hotel rooms, fantastic dining and room service options, and our very own Spirit Health Club, which is complimentary for overnight guests! Be sure to check out our special offers to get the best staycation package!

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