Calshot beach is part of a shingle spit at the west corner of Southampton Water where it joins the Solent, the beach offers panoramic views of the Solent, Isle of Wight and Southampton.
This location has always been strategic and is the site of one of Henry VIII defensive forts, Calshot Castle (1539), built to defend the south coast from the French and Spanish.
The spit also has an extensive salt marsh which is of important wildlife interest.
Popular windsurfer and kitesurfer location where beginners can take advantage of the lagoon.
Facilities include car park, toilets with disabled facilities, cafes and Calshot Activities Centre.
The Calshot Activities Centre is located in the old Calshot Naval Air Station (later known as RNAS Calshot and RAF Calshot) and offers a range of activities with accommodation, activities include windsurfing, SUP, kitesurfing, sailing, snowboarding/skiing and climbing.
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Calshot Beach Water Quality
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
7 Day Weather Forecast
Expect a temp in the range 6.4℃ to 8.5℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (SSE)
Expect a temp in the range 6.8℃ to 8.5℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (SE)
Expect a temp in the range 10.2℃ to 10.4℃ with wind speed 5.8 m/sec (SW)
Expect a temp in the range 10℃ to 11℃ with wind speed 11 m/sec (SW)
Expect a temp in the range 9.9℃ to 10.9℃ with wind speed 11.2 m/sec (SSW)
Expect a temp in the range 8.1℃ to 8.7℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 5.1℃ to 5.7℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (W)
Southampton weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Calshot Beach Tide Times
Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Calshot Beach is at Calshot Castle 1.04 km (0.65 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.
High Tide at 01:59 (Height 3.99m)
High Tide at 04:29 (Height 4.04m)
Low Tide at 08:05 (Height 1.18m)
High Tide at 14:17 (Height 3.85m)
High Tide at 16:52 (Height 3.88m)
Low Tide at 20:27 (Height 1.44m)
High Tide at 02:29 (Height 3.70m)
High Tide at 05:04 (Height 3.76m)
Low Tide at 08:52 (Height 1.55m)
High Tide at 14:51 (Height 3.56m)
High Tide at 17:36 (Height 3.61m)
Low Tide at 21:21 (Height 1.86m)
High Tide at 02:54 (Height 3.36m)
High Tide at 05:49 (Height 3.48m)
Low Tide at 10:00 (Height 1.89m)
High Tide at 15:10 (Height 3.16m)
High Tide at 18:40 (Height 3.33m)
Low Tide at 22:50 (Height 2.18m)
High Tide at 05:42 (Height 3.42m)
High Tide at 07:12 (Height 3.14m)
Low Tide at 11:45 (Height 2.05m)
High Tide at 18:28 (Height 3.41m)
Low Tide at 00:31 (Height 2.24m)
High Tide at 06:52 (Height 3.33m)
High Tide at 10:17 (Height 2.77m)
Low Tide at 13:01 (Height 1.98m)
High Tide at 18:29 (Height 3.24m)
High Tide at 22:34 (Height 3.17m)
Low Tide at 01:38 (Height 2.09m)
High Tide at 06:57 (Height 3.24m)
High Tide at 10:42 (Height 3.16m)
Low Tide at 13:58 (Height 1.79m)
High Tide at 19:44 (Height 3.48m)
High Tide at 23:04 (Height 3.50m)
Low Tide at 02:24 (Height 1.84m)
High Tide at 08:04 (Height 3.48m)
High Tide at 11:19 (Height 3.41m)
Low Tide at 14:40 (Height 1.53m)
High Tide at 20:39 (Height 3.72m)
High Tide at 23:34 (Height 3.75m)
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