"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Stokes Bay Beach

The bathing water is a gently shelving beach in Hampshire on the South coast. The beach faces south-west across the Solent and is sheltered from the wind by the Isle of Wight. The beach is predominantly shingle with some sand exposed at low tide. A promenade sits above the western side of the beach and behind is a large grassed area with the village of Alverstoke beyond.

Beach type: Shingle

Nearest town: Gosport

Local authority: Portsmouth City Council

OS Grid Reference: SZ601978


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Stokes Bay Beach

  • The 1642 Living History Village (1m)
  • Royal Navy Submarine Museum (1m)
  • Oakleaf Brewing Company Ltd (2m)
  • Little Woodham Living History Village (2m)
  • Royal Garrison Church (2m)
  • Pirate Petes Indoor Play (2m)
  • Clarence Pier (2m)
  • Spinnaker Tower (2m)
  • Miniport at Gunwharf Quays (2m)
  • Bowlplex Portsmouth (2m)
  • Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower (2m)
  • Miniport Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (2m)
  • Curious About Portsmouth (2m)
  • Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (2m)
  • Portsmouth City Museum (2m)
  • Blue Reef Aquarium (2m)
  • Portsmouth Indoor Tennis Centre (3m)
  • D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery (3m)
  • D Day Museum (3m)
  • Southsea Castle (3m)
  • Fort Brockhurst (3m)
  • Southsea Skatepark (3m)
  • The Pyramids Centre (3m)
  • Made By Me Studio (3m)
  • Catholic Cathedral of St John (3m)
  • Local Haunts Portsmouth (3m)
  • Big Apple Ryde (3m)
  • Planet Ice Isle of Wight (3m)
  • Waterside Pool (3m)
  • Aspex Gallery (3m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
Bus Station Complex
South Street
PO12 1EP

Phone 02392 522 944
Email tourism@gosport.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Wednesday 25 April


Chance of rain 2%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1013
Humidity 88%
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Chance of rain 1%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1014
Humidity 66%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 33%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1014
Humidity 71%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 38%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 8°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 1014
Humidity 70%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 34%
Max temp. 11°C
(feels like 7°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1015
Humidity 76%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 10°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1016
Humidity 77%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
01:36 BST
(00:36 GMT)
High Tide
08:28 BST
(07:28 GMT)
Low Tide
14:04 BST
(13:04 GMT)
High Tide
21:11 BST
(20:11 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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A shingle bay with a gently shelving beach. A large area of grass is adjacent to the beach, suitable for most recreational activities. An area is designated for BBQs.

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