Beaches

Milford on Sea is home to spectacular sea views towards Christchurch Harbour and the Isle of Wight. It has an extensive beachfront, with two different locations for visitors – Hordle Cliff and Hurst Road.

Visit Milford on Sea Hordle Cliff beach

Hordle Cliff

The beach at Hordle Cliff is sandy at low tide, revealing a sand bar where groups gather to splash in the surf or enjoy a game of beach cricket.

It is home to brightly coloured wooden beach huts over two levels and the beach is popular with swimmers, kite surfers, kayaks and paddleboarders. Beach BBQs are allowed.

There are two main car parks for visitors – Paddy’s Gap (sat nav: SO41 0NS) and Hordle Cliff (sat nav: SO41 0UX) with toilets and a kiosk offering refreshments.

Dogs are allowed on Milford on Sea beaches all year round.

Visit Milford on Sea Hurst Road beach

Hurst Road

Visitors also flock to Hurst Road to enjoy Milford’s vast beachfront with its new look play park, Needles Eye cafe and award-winning concrete beach huts.

You can enjoy spectacular views from the top of the beach huts, as a walkway runs along the top, enabling you to walk its full length and enjoy views of the Solent from an elevated position.

There are two car parks here – Hurst Road West and Hurst Road East (sat nav: SO41 0PY) – with toilet facilities and a cafe offering refreshments.

Dogs are allowed on Milford on Sea beaches all year round.

Visit Milfford on Sea The Kiosk serving refreshments at Hordle Cliff car park

The Kiosk

The Kiosk can be found at Hordle Cliff car park (sat nav: SO41 0UX) for takeaway teas and coffees, bacon baps, chips and ice creams.

You can also pick up buckets and spades here and also a boogie board if you fancy heading into the water.

The Kiosk is open seven-days-a-week, dependent on the weather and is popular with beach goers.

It is also conveniently located next to the public toilets.

Visit Milford on Sea car aprk at Hordle Cliff

Car Parking

There are several ways to pay at one of the New Forest District Council’s car parks. There is a pay and display ticket that you can purchase from one of the many machines or you can pay by Ringo.

You can pay by Ringo by calling 01590 605959 and provide your vehicle and parking details or you can download the Ringo app.

If you visit the area regularly then it is worth you purchasing one of the New Forest District Council’s parking clocks by calling 02380 285000 or visiting Click Here

You can access a quieter spot in the height of summer by walking along Hurst Spit and stopping by the second crabbing bridge near New Lane. There is an ice-cream van parked here for refreshments but please note there are no toilets here.