Barton on Sea, Hampshire
Barton on Sea was once a sleepy village on the Hampshire coast, not far from the beautiful New Forest National Park, but over the years it and the town of New Milton have been developed to the point that they more or less merge together. Somehow though, when it’s quiet Barton on Sea still retains that timeless air of a small beach, with a row of colourful wooden huts, where families go to spend the day on the shingle, to paddle and swim, and look for fossils.
You’ll see people walking on the clifftops, enjoying the bracing sea air, which is also great for kite flying, though be aware that in recent years the cliffs have proved to be unstable in places and are sometimes closed off for this reason. If you find yourselves in need of refreshments pop along to the Beachcomber Café up on the cliff; if the weather’s good sit outside and admire the views of the Isle of Wight.
All information correct at the time of writing