Lepe Estate is actively managed, under the supervision of Natural England, to preserve its outstanding scenic, scientific and historic
importance. This work is financed from the Estate's own resources so visitors
are asked to the respect the conservation status of the area.
The Estate is within
The beach at Lepe is part of a much wider coastal habitat of national
and international importance designated as the North Solent Site of Special
Scientific Interest (SSSI). Natural England oversees the protection of SSSIs in England.
The Dark Water Valley, which also forms part of the North Solent SSSI,
lies to the east of Lepe.
The North Solent SSSI has been designated as: