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Explore the beach at Barton on Sea

This coastal Hampshire town is famous for its beach, which sits at the bottom of a crumbling cliff. When the tide is out, there's plenty of sand to relax on, or you can rent a beach hut, before retreating to the hugely popular cliff top cafe when the tide comes in. The beach is safe for swimming and also has a kids' play area Nearby.

Fit in a game of golf

The historic Barton on Sea golf club has sat on the cliff tops since 1897, and was updated by famed golf course designer Harry Colt in 1932. The 27 links holes pose a tough challenge for any golfer. But don't worry - if you get frustrated simply take in the stunning views that stretch from Milford on Sea to Hurst Castle, encompassing the Isle of Wight's famous Needles along the way.

Go fossil hunting by the sea

The beach at Barton on Sea has become a hot spot for fossil collecting. As the sea has eroded the cliff, it has unveiled the area's prehistoric history. Fossils are so common here that the clay in which they are found has been named after the town. The Barton beds are said to have around 600 species of shells and gastropods in them and what you find changes as you progress along the beach. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Barton on Sea? The Travelodge Christchurch Hotel is just a few miles along the coast.