Splash Park

The Splash Park is a free outside play facility with traditional all year round play equipment and water features, the latter being open between 10am and 4pm daily in the summer. It is located on the sea front in the centre of the bay with cafe and public toilets nearby.
For details visit:
Gosport Borough Council Splash Park

Picnics and Barbecues

Voted one of the top picnic areas, there are picnic benches at various locations within the grass areas behind the promenade and four BBQ stands with integral hot bin and picnic bench nearby: these were donated by Gosport Rotary Club enabling visitors to safely enjoy their BBQ without damaging the grass. Three are on the field behind GAFIRS and a fourth beyond the Splash Park.

Crazy Golf

Solent Adventure Golf Ltd have a crazy gold course at the centre of the Bay, north of the Pebble Beach car park. For details visit their facebook site: Solent Adventure Golf Ltd


The tennis courts are operated by Solent Adventure Golf Limited  and can be used by obtaining a ticket from the Crazy Golf office. Tennis equipment is available for hire from the golf reception. Access to the courts can be available 24/7. They are open weekends and school holidays from April to September usually from 10:30am until 5:30pm. For more info call  07973 309770.


There are two petanque play areas next to the flower beds in front of the Pebble Beach Cafe constructed in 2009 as part to commemorate Gosport’s link to its twin town of Royan, France. The play area is maintained by the Friends of Stokes Bay. 

Golden Mile

The start of the Golden Mile along the promenade is just past the GAFIRS slipway and the end is just before the promenade ends at No.2 Battery. The Golden Mile Run takes place once a year with information from Nice Work but many people run the distance at any time.

Gym Equipment

There are individual items of gym equipment to compliment the Golden Mile that runs along the Promenade. Details: Provision of Gym Equipment at Stokes Bay

Kite Flying

The field next to GAFIRS Headquarters is popular for kite flying where advantage can be taken of the frequent strong winds. Beginners and experts alike are welcome to fly here provided that they abide by the necessary safety rules eg “No person shall on the seashore fly any kite, set up kitesurfing equipment, practice kitesurfing or drive any vehicle powered by a kite in such a manner as to cause danger, nuisance or annoyance to any other person on the seashore.”

Beach Fishing

Along the beach you may catch bass, rays, sole, smooth hounds, mackerel and bream in the summer and whiting, pouting, codling and flatties in the winter.

Gosport & Districy Angling Club, formed in 1949, has a club house and boat yard at the Gilkicker end of the Bay. For more information: Gosport & District Angling Club


Gosport Council gives the following guidance on flying drones:

The user is legally responsible for the safe conduct of each flight and failure to follow the rules can lead to criminal prosecution.

Rules for those who are flying any drone:

  • Make sure you can see your drone at all times and don’t fly higher than 400 feet
  • Check the drone before each flight to ensure everything is in working order
  • Always keep your drone away from aircrafts, helicopters, airports and airfields
  • Use common sense and fly safely; do not fly your aircraft in a way that could endanger people or property
  • It is illegal to fly your unmanned aircraft over an congested area such as streets, towns and cities

Drones fitted with cameras must not be flown:

  • Within 50 metres of people, vehicles, buildings or structures
  • Over congested areas or large gatherings such as concerts and sports events