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Whether you are looking for a romantic place to spend time with your special someone or you just love capturing those sunset vibes, there are some spectacular places to catch the sunset here in Hampshire. 

Opt for a late-night soiree in the summer months or head to one of our sunset spots on those crisp, winter months followed by a cosy pub meal or a snuggle in front of a cottage fireplace.  

Here are some of our top places to catch the sunset in Hampshire… 

The Sky Bar at Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth 

Sky Bar, Spinnaker Tower, Hampshire

This newly opened cocktail bar offers something a little different – a stunning view that changes by the hour. Pre-book your visit and let the mixologists whisk you up a tempting cocktail or two as you watch the sun setting over Portsmouth and the Solent. Sky Bar opens 8pm-midnight Thursday – Sunday, with two sittings.  

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Butser Hill, Queen Elizabeth Country Park 

Butser Hill, Hampshire

Park up at Butser Hill car park (open 24/7) and watch the sunset from Butser Hill itself. Sitting in the stunning South Downs National Park, your viewpoint commands wide-reaching vistas across the Hampshire and Surrey border.  

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Lepe beach, The New Forest 

Lepe beach, Hampshire

Fringing the Solent, Lepe beach offers a peaceful spot to watch the sun dipping across the Solent. Soak up the far-reaching views over to the Isle of Wight with the New Forest behind you. 

The park’s car park is open daily until 10pm.  

Find out more about Lepe Country Park 

St Giles Hill, Winchester 

St Giles Hill, Winchester, Hampshire

Take the short but steep walk from Winchester city centre up St Giles Hill. From the top, expect views across the Winchester skyline as you perch upon a bench. 

After soaking up the scenes, why not make the descent back into Winchester and finish your evening off at one of the city’s top pubs or restaurants.  

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Danebury Hillfort, near Middle Wallop

 Danebury Hillfort, Hampshire

This Iron Age hillfort sits on the outskirts of Middle Wallop and is not only archaeologically but is also an important local nature reserve.  

There are two small parking areas. Follow the tracks up to the hillfort for sweeping views of the surrounding chalk downland. While you may get the chance to spot some of the nature you can also watch helicopters and other aircraft coming in to land at nearby Middle Wallop airfield.  

Find out more about Danebury Hillfort 

Hurst Spit, New Forest 

Hurst Spit, Hampshire

This one-mile-long shingle spit protrudes into the Solent towards the Isle of Wight. Grab yourselves some fish and chips from nearby Milford-on-sea before taking the walk along the spit. Watch the sun setting behind the Hurst Castle lighthouse and don’t forget to bring your camera along to capture the moment!  

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Join a sunset chasers paddle on the Beaulieu River, New Forest 

Sunset paddling tour, Hampshire

During the summer months, New Forest Activities runs sunset paddles in kayaks along the Beaulieu River. While away time as you slowly paddle the river. 

Suitable for accompanied children aged 12+, this tour lasts two-hours and includes the equipment you need and a guide to help navigate you along the river. Look out for wildlife along the way. You can even bring your four-legged friend along for the paddle.  

Find out more about New Forest Activities 

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Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hampshire

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Spinnaker Tower
Spinnaker Tower - Panoramic View

Experience the view from Spinnaker Tower – the stunning 170-metre icon of the South Coast and Britain’s best viewing tower.  The view decks provide a great introduction to the surrounding area, offering a unique bird’s eye view that makes it a must-do attraction on any visit to Hampshire.

Lepe Country Park
Country / Royal Park
Lepe Country Park Visitor Centre

Lepe Country Park has something for everyone. The long stretch of shingle beach is popular with kite surfers and wind surfers, families and holidaymakers. From the shoreline you can look across the Solent to the Isle of Wight. Watch yachts, ferries and cargo ships on their way to and from the harbours and marinas dotted along the south coast.

Queen Elizabeth Country Park
Country / Royal Park
Mountain Biking at Queen Elizabeth Country Park

With over 2,000 acres of downland and woodland, Queen Elizabeth Country Park is the ideal place to explore, keep fit and enjoy the great outdoors.

New Forest Activities
Sports Ground
Family Canoeing with New Forest Activities

New Forest Activities offer a variety of safe and enjoyable activities for families, couples, individuals and groups of all ages and abilities led by expert outdoor instructors. For tours with a difference, take to the water with Canoeing and Kayaking on the Beaulieu River Nature Reserve.