Exbury & Lepe
Exbury and Lepe are to be found on the south-east fringe of the New Forest, bordered by the Beaulieu River and Solent shore. This special corner of the National Park is the attractive setting for Exbury Gardens and Lepe Country Park where visitors can enjoy a day of peace, relaxation and tranquillity.
Exbury is dominated by the world famous Gardens, created in the 1920's by Lionel De Rothschild. The summer Lane approach to Exbury passes the Forestry Commission "Moonhills" site, where ponies and horses are regular visitors. Summer Lane is a beautiful 2 miles drive with drifts of bluebells in the spring, dappled sunshine in summer and fabulous autumn colour. In the Gardens, Mr Eddy's Restaurant, Gift Shop and Plant Centre is open for passers by and Garden visitors.
Nearby Lepe is a popular coastal country park, accessed via Exbury or Langley. With stunning views across the Solent, over a mile of beach, pine fringed cliffs, historic D-Day remains and wild flower meadows, it's a great day out, whether you want to relax, take in the view or do something a bit more energetic. The park is open throughout the year.