Including things to do near Calshot
Calshot Beach is a mile-long shingle beach that is great for the whole family. Calshot Beach has the best views of Southampton Water and Lee-On-Solent.
The nearest town is Lymington which is the West of Hampshire near the Solent. Set in the beautiful New Forest, Lymington has a rich sailing history and pretty cottages with plenty of walks.
If you are looking for a town steeped in history then Lymington is your town! It has a wide range of walks and museums that are perfect for finding things to do in Lymington. Read more about what to do in our post here called Things to do in Lymington With Kids.
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Calshot Beach parking
You can find Calshot Beach car park at SO45 1BR. It’s a long-term car park with over 300 spaces. It costs £1 for an hour, £2 for two hours and £3 for four hours.
They also have other car parks close to the beach and toilets on-site.
Is Calshot Beach dog-friendly?
Yes, Calshot Beach is dog friendly. Take a nice morning walk around the beach huts and on the stones. The sunrise is amazing from the beach.
Things to do near Calshot Beach
Calshot Beach is really close to the New forest. Have a look at our post here for Things to do in the New Forest with kids.
Lepe Country Park
A stony beach with patches of sand, Lepe has lots to offer! It was a tarmac path along the seafront and plenty of rock pools when the tide goes out. There’s a huge car park right by the beach and a playground a short walk up the hill.
You can find Lepe Country Park at Country Park Lepe, Exbury, Southampton SO45 1AD.
Built by Henry VIII, Calshot Castle once protected Southampton’s water from passing ships. Make sure you visit the basement, 1st-floor barracks room, and 2nd-floor gun room to get the full history of the castle. You can bring pushchairs but any of the staircases are really narrow so it’s not recommended.
You can find Calshot Castle at Calshot Road, Calshot, Southampton, SO45 1BR.
Calshot Activities Centre
Right on Southampton Water, Calshot Activities Centre has lots to offer the whole family, regardless of their age.
They have climbing walls, abseiling, archery, snowboarding, low and high ropes plus sailing and powerboating.
Calshot Activities Centre have a great on-site cafe that offers hot and cold food. This truly is a great day out that can be paired with Calshot Beach.
You can find Calshot Activities Centre at Calshot Road, Calshot, Southampton SO45 1BR.
National Motor Museum Beaulieu
Based near the New Forest, Beaulieu is packed full of cars that are steeped in history.
With over 250 vehicles, a high-level monorail and The Palace House and gardens, this is a full day out for the whole family. The ticket covers all the attractions including the Mini Motor play area and Mill Pond Walk.They have onsite restaurants, parking and picnic benches. Great for all ages.
You can find National Motor Museum Beaulieu at John Montagu Building, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZN
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Calshot Marshes Local Nature Reserve
This flat mashlands is a great place to find local wildlife. Put your wellies on and explore the saltmarsh. It’s right next to Calshot Beach so a great place to go exploring when the kids are bored of the beach.
You can find Calshot Marshes Local Nature Reserve at Southampton SO45 1BR.
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