British Beaches

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Calshot Beach

Lymington, Hampshire

Calshot beach is part of a shingle spit which lies within the open landscape of the South Hampshire coast. It offers panoramic views of the Solent, Southampton and the Isle of Wight. The spit also has an extensive saltmarsh of important wildlife interest.

Beach Type



Toilets with disabled facilities and two cafes along the seafront


Calshot Activities Centre is located nearby with water and outdoor activities

Nature and Wildlife

There is a walk from Calshot Spit to Ashlett Creek.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Cleaned daily in the summer.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Lymington Visitors Information Centre. New Street. Lymington. Hampshire. Tel: 01926 311470


Nearest town: Lymington
County: Hampshire
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8078, -1.31726
Postcode: SO45 1BS
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Lymington and Pennington, Hampshire at Explore Britain.


Access to the spit is via the B3053 from Fawley.

Nearest Railway Stations

Hamble (Approx. 4 miles away)
Netley (Approx. 4 miles away)
Swanwick (Approx. 5 miles away)
Bursledon (Approx. 5 miles away)
Fareham (Approx. 6 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Car parks adjacent to the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Calshot, Calshot (Short/Medium/Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Jack Maynard Road, Calshot (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Chapel Lane, Blackfield (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Lepe County Park, Lepe (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Lepe Country Park (The Helmsman), Lepe (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Lepe Country Park (Lepe Loop), Lepe (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Blackwell Common, Blackfield (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away
Mornington Road, Cowes (Long stay).
About 2.9 miles away
Hamble Point, Hamble-le-Rice (Unknown stay).
About 2.9 miles away
Darkwater, Blackfield (Unknown stay).
About 3 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Lymington