"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 22 November


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 1003
Humidity 85%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 1002
Humidity 81%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 5%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 11mph.
Pressure 1000
Humidity 78%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 12mph.
Pressure 997
Humidity 77%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 10°C)
Wind 7mph, gusting to 12mph.
Pressure 994
Humidity 69%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 69%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 9°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 14mph.
Pressure 991
Humidity 78%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
01:21 GMT
Low Tide
06:27 GMT
High Tide
13:27 GMT
Low Tide
18:42 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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