Fort Gilkicker Beach
Fort Gilkicker Beach is a lesser-known shoreline adjacent to the historic Fort Gilkicker, offering a unique blend of natural beauty and historical interest. The beach is predominantly shingle and pebble, providing a tranquil setting for walks, picnics, and relaxation while enjoying views of the Solent and the Isle of Wight. It's an ideal spot for those interested in photography or history, given its proximity to the fort and scenic vistas. The area is also popular among anglers and those looking for a quiet spot away from the busier nearby beaches.


PO12 2TJ,
South East


Our Day at Fort Gilkicker Beach

Hunting for Sea Glass

While I have not personally visited this particular beach, the information provided on this site is a compilation of contributions and experiences from a community of individuals who have. Their insights offer a broad view of what to expect and how to maximize your sea glass hunting adventure there. If you have had the opportunity to explore this location and gather sea glass, your input would be highly valued. By sharing your experience, tips, or any unique finds in the comment section below, you can help enrich this resource for future visitors and fellow enthusiasts. Your knowledge and perspective are what make this community informative and engaging, so please don’t hesitate to contribute.

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Parking is available near the beach and Fort Gilkicker. Additional parking can be found along Stokes Bay Road, offering easy access to the beach.


From Portsmouth, take the A3 towards Gosport. Continue on the A32 through Gosport, then follow signs for the Alverstoke and Stokes Bay areas. Fort Gilkicker is located at the western end of Stokes Bay; follow signs for Stokes Bay and then for Fort Gilkicker, where you'll find parking options.


Public toilets are available at Stokes Bay, a short walk from Fort Gilkicker Beach.


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