Stokes Bay is often referred to as ‘The Jewel in Gosport’s Crown’ and is greatly enjoyed by local people and visitors from far afield.
There are two cafes and an excellent Bistro which also supports a Pentanque pitch. It is a popular place for sailing with a very good club, is popular for windsurfing, has a toddler’s paddling pool, a number of football pitches, tennis courts and a miniature golf course.
There is an unspoilt natural area to the east which is a delight for walkers with an abundance of wild flowers and many varieties of birds. The shingle shore supports a variety of flowers some of which are rare.
It owes its unspoilt character to its past as an area of military defence. In the 19th century a line of defensive forts, batteries and a moat were constructed. Two of the batteries remain today and recently No. 2 Battery was opened as a Diving Museum.
During World War II Stokes Bay was one of the main embarkation areas for troops on D-Day.
We hope you enjoy browsing the site and learn more about this fantastic area which the Society cares greatly about.