Overview of Calshot Slipway

Calshot Spit is home to Calshot Activities Centre, Calshot Castle and the Calshot Lifeboat Station. It is also home to Calshot Slipway, a public slipway utilised by the activities centre, lifeboat crew and private water users.

Owned by Hampshire County Council, the spit has ample pay and display parking and it is possible to drop boats right next to the Calshot Slipway before moving the car to an empty space – often right by the slipway.


  • Pay and display parking
  • Slipway (Fee payable at Activities Centre Reception)
  • Toilets (in Activities Centre)
  • Bar – serving food (in activities centre)
  • Calshot Castle Visitors Centre (Open April – Sept)

Tides & Weather

Tide Times: Easytide Tide Times For Calshot
Weather: BrambleMet Live Weather for Calshot Area
Wind: Windfinder Wind/Weather Forecast for Calshot


Calshot sits at the entrance to Southampton Water and therefore experience very high rates of traffic at all times of the day and night, all year round. In particular larger vessels such as ferries, cruise liners, cargo ships and oil tankers making their way in and out of Southampton port. In addition the incredibly swift moving FastCats running between Cowes and Southampton run at very regular intervals. Although the shoreline opposite Calshot looks invitingly close great care should be exercised in crossing due to the volume of traffic.

Possible Routes

  1. Calshot up Southampton Water to Redbridge Flyover
  2. Calshot to Hamble
  3. Calshot to Lee-On-Solent/Gosport/Portsmouth Harbour
  4. Calshot to Lepe
  5. Calshot To Ashlett Creek – Article here


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