Hill Head is located on the South coast of Hampshire overlooking the Solent and the Isle of Wight. Primarily a residential area, there is a small yacht harbour that dries out at all low tides and is only suitable for smaller pleasure boats and fishing vessels. Titchfield Haven nature reserve is adjacent to the harbour and has a café. The Osborne View public house overlooks the Solent located on the beach and was named due to the building's views towards Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s residential home on the Isle of Wight in Osborne bay.
Hill Head has two sailing clubs: Seafarers on Salterns beach which is also one of the UK’s most popular locations for Kite surfing, and Hill Head which is adjacent to the harbour. Swordfish Close is a fairly new development of detached individual properties that were built on the site of the old Swordfish pub and got its name from the Word War II Swordfish bombers that flew out of HMS Daedalus in Lee-On-The-Solent; Lee is the next town along the coast going East towards Portsmouth harbour.