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