Lepe Beach Café, Shop and Café Art
Our recently refurbished café, kiosk and shop is next to the beach car park.
The café offers a range of hot and cold snacks and drinks, so if you fancy a warming soup after a bracing winter’s walk or afternoon tea with delicious hand-made cakes do call in.
The menu has been developed in consultation with visitors but we are always keen to hear your views, so please complete a suggestion slip when you visit.
Download the café menu 87kb pdf
Next evening event
Occasional evening events held in the café - to be kept informed of these please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are taking part in the Hampshire Food Festival by having an evening of Fishy fare at Lepe.
Join us on Wednesday 17 July at 7pm for a fish preparation demonstration followed by a fish and chip supper with views over the Solent.
£15 per person, booking essential, call 023 8089 9108 to reserve your place.
The shop is in the café, and is well stocked with books, toys, gifts, cards and artwork.
We sell things to help you get the most out of being outdoors - from maps, buckets and spades, dog accessories as well as a range of gifts and WW2 memorabilia, there is also plenty of ideas to keep the kids occupied!
Ideal for schools and other group visits. Available to order, please give 7 days notice.
Please note colours may vary.
Gift Pack A (£7)
Gift Pack B (£3)
Gift Pack C (£3.50)
Mal Phillips is a painter living in the New Forest who is inspired by land, sea, history & industry.
Mal who has almost retired from his industrial work for the fifth time, has paintings in private collections in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt, Libya, Qatar, France, the USA and throughout the UK. He has exhibited paintings wherever he has lived or worked as an engineer, including London's Mall Galleries.
Mal´s projects have produced paintings ranging from a few centimetres to many metres in size, in a wide and unusual variety of media. His business cards for example are all hand painted and laminated. There must be thousands of these simple watercolour sketches out there.
Mal has developed a rapid working method. This has been used to produce hundreds of sketches offshore in the North Sea & the onshore oil fields of Abu Dhabi. There is not much time to sketch on a helicopter flight, or whilst being driven across rough desert tracks. Cameras are also not allowed in the oil fields, so you have to learn to draw very fast. This style has evolved and been shared over the years, with Mal continuing to work ´on the hoof´ in sometimes busy and occasionally precarious situations.
Opening times – Café and Shop
- Open 7 days a week (closed Christmas Day)
- Summer (April–October)
10am–5.30pm daily. Last hot drinks orders at 5.15pm
- Winter – open daily 10am–4pm
Coach parties welcome
Please let us know your expected arrival time in advance.
The classroom is available to hire for meetings or function - call for more details.