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Paddle Sports Adventure Hampshire


• A unique paddle sports experience from Keyhaven!
• Paddleboard or kayak over the Hurst Castle
• Entry tickets to explore Hurst on daytime tours
• Go for the Moonlight Tour for an extra special trip!

What's Included

• Vouchers are valid for either of the following paddle sport adventures:

Castle Adventure
• Explore the Keyhaven River & Hurst Castle
• Instructor led paddle from Keyhaven Quay to Hurst Castle
• On arrival at Hurst you will be met by your bags and dry clothes
• Entry to Hurst Castle with time to explore the Tudor coastal fortress
• Light lunch from the castle cafe with hot or cold drinks included
• Ferry boat journey back to Keyhaven through the beautiful salt marshes
• SUP or Kayak hire is included
• You will form part of a small group on between 2-6 people

Moonlight SUP Adventure
• A 1.5 hour night paddle
• Paddle by the light of the moon at Keyhaven
• Instructor led paddle from Keyhaven Quay to Hurst Castle and back
• SUP hire is included
• You will form part of a small group on between 2-12 people

What Can I Expect

Enjoy a unique waterborne adventure when you go paddleboarding or kayaking in Hampshire! Setting off from Keyhaven's marina, you'll paddle along over to Hurst Castle, the military coastal fortress that's steeped in history. We are offering one-way trips (taking the ferry back) in the day, as well as round-trip moonlight paddles.

Hurst Castle, first built by Henry VIII, is an amazing place to visit. The original Keep, which dates back to the Tudor times, boasts some of the best views in Hampshire, as you gaze over the Needles Passage towards the Isle of Wight. Then there are the Victorian red-brick battery additions and the quirky-looking lighthouses on the shingle spit. Hurst was decommissioned in 1956 and was taken over by English Heritage and Hurst Marine, to ensure the upkeep of this fascinating site so we can all visit it for many years to come.

Just one thing, you can't get to it by car, because it's perched right on the shingle spit jutting out into the sea. So, that's where the paddle sports come in! You will be kayaking or stand up paddleboarding from the marina at Keyhaven on the waterways that take you to this impressive military defence.

If you book on for a daytime adventure in this Hampshire haven, you paddle to across in a guided group and then spent time exploring the castle. Your bags will be there on arrival at Hurst, so you can get changed into dry clothes and be comfortable for your visit. Entry tickets are included, as is a light lunch at Hurst's cafe, which serves a tempting selection of sandwiches, soups, ploughmans, toasties and cakes. You don't have to worry about paddling back, as you'll enjoy a relaxed return journey back to Keyhaven through the salt marches, onboard the Hurst Castle ferry.

For those of you who are up for the ultimate paddle sports adventure in Hampshire, the moonlight stand up paddleboarding experience is for you. You'll set off from Keyhaven at sunset (around 9pm) and paddle through the winding salt marshes with your guide to Hurst Castle and then return under the light of the stars in the sky. This has got to be the most novel way to visit Hurst Castle!

If you have friends or family who won't be joining you on your paddle board or kayaking fun day in Hampshire, they can either get the ferry from Keyhaven and join you at Hurst Castle, or even set off on foot from Milford on Sea or Keyhaven to conquer the two-mile walk along the shingle spit shoreline. A superb day out for all!


Castle Adventure
• Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 1st April - 30th October
• Sessions are generally 10:00-12:00 on the water followed by lunch and free time to explore the castle
  • Fully booked for 2021
Moonlight SUP Adventure
• Sessions start at 21:00


• Keyhaven Quay, Milton on Sea, Hampshire

Suitable For

Castle Adventure
• Minimum age 8
• Under 18s must be accompanied by a participating adult

Moonlight SUP Adventure
• Suitable for adult paddlers only with previous experience


Castle Adventure
• Non-paddling family members are welcome to meet you at the castle
• A ferry can be taken from Keyhaven Quay or its a 1.5 mile along the spit

Moonlight SUP Adventure
• Not suitable for spectators

Anything Else

• Toilets and changing facilities are available at the castle
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Paddle Sports Adventure Hampshire
Paddle Sports Adventure
Total Price£65.00
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