Barton on Sea to Hordle Cliff

Barton on sea cliff

The beach at Barton on Sea is mainly pebble, though there are a few sandy patches to the west. The cliff is subject to significant erosion and the cliff top path has recently been moved back and re-routed. The needles on the Isle of Wight are quite close and you can also see Hengistbury Head and the Purbeck Hills. This is probably our favourite coastal walk in Hampshire.

Start just east of the Beachcomber cafe. There’s a car park as well as roadside parking.

Length: 11.4 km / 7.1 miles
Time: 2 hours 45 minutes at a swift pace + breaks
Difficulty: Easy – 165 m total ascent

Click to view in OS Maps

March 2021: There are reports that some parts are closed due to landslides.

Map of New Forest
O.Okm 
Lcwest lm Highest 32m 
Total escent 165m 
Ilkm

The OS paper map covering the area is Explorer Map OL22 *.

More Hampshire walks:
walkWINCHESTER 12 walk challenge

Highlights

Pebble beach at sunset
Pebble beach at sunset
Sandy beach at low tide and view to Isle of Wight
Sandy beach at low tide and view to Isle of Wight
Cliff top path looking back at Barton on Sea
Cliff top path looking back at Barton on Sea
Landslide from below
Landslide from below
Landslide - soft clay
Landslide – soft clay
Landlide, Isle of Wight view
Landslide east of Barton on Sea with views to the Isle of Wight
Sunset from Hordle Cliff
Sunset from Hordle Cliff

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