Beach facilities

View map of beach Parking available Toilets available SSSI Dog friendly Beach cleaned regularly Good water quality for swimming

Season: summer

Calshot beach sits at the eastern end of Southampton Water, as it meets The Solent.  There’s a handy car park and this is generally a quiet spot, ideal for watching the boats come and go to and from Southampton and out to the Isle of Wight.  The beach is stony, but you can walk out over sand banks at low tide.  There’s a nearby activity centre to visit, as well.  The beach is part of Calshot Spit, which itself is a one mile long sand and shingle bank, again affording fine views.  Another attraction here is Calshot Castle, built in 1539 by Henry VIII in a vital strategic position.  The beach is clean, as is the bathing water here.

Summer visit photo gallery


What the beach means to Robin.


A summer scene at Calshot beach.