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Keyhaven to Hurst Route

A sheltered paddle to Hurst Castle

A sheltered picturesque route suitable for all paddle craft. Launch at Keyhaven Public Slipway (fee). Why not take a picnic to enjoy on the beach by Hurst Castle or spend a pleasant few hours visiting this Tudor castle (open April to October)?

Please be mindful of other users and the small ferry that operates here. Paddlers should ensure they allow the ferry free use of the deep water channel.

A fabulous bird watching area especially in winter when you might spot mergansers, ducks and many different waders. Please watch out for birds and give them plenty of space to feed and rest undisturbed.

  Conditions: A sheltered area, not accessible at lower tides, shared with other craft.

  Time: 1 to 2 hours for a return trip

  Distance: Approximately 2 km or 1.5 miles in one direction 

Parking: Keyhaven Amenity Car Park, SO41 0TP

Facilities: Parking, toilets and marina shop in car park

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