Calshot Beach

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.

Calshot Beach has dog restrictions.
Calshot beach, dogs allowed but must be kept on a lead.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 4 beaches at Southampton, 16 beaches in Hampshire, or check our list of Hampshire Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Calshot Beach Photos

Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - 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 24.2℃ to 27.6℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (ENE)
Wednesday, Aug 10
Expect a temp in the range 15.7℃ to 17.5℃ with wind speed 2.2 m/sec (NE)
Thursday, Aug 11
Expect a temp in the range 17.5℃ to 19℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (ENE)
Friday, Aug 12
Expect a temp in the range 17.2℃ to 20.5℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Aug 13
Expect a temp in the range 18.2℃ to 20.6℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (ENE)
Sunday, Aug 14
Expect a temp in the range 19.4℃ to 21.4℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (E)
Monday, Aug 15
Expect a temp in the range 15.4℃ to 17.8℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (SW)

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.

Tue 09 Aug
   Low Tide at 02:36 (Height 1.73m)
   High Tide at 08:44 (Height 3.90m)
   High Tide at 11:29 (Height 3.84m)
   Low Tide at 15:08 (Height 1.78m)
   High Tide at 21:13 (Height 4.05m)
   High Tide at 23:58 (Height 3.94m)
Wed 10 Aug
   Low Tide at 03:42 (Height 1.45m)
   High Tide at 09:54 (Height 4.12m)
   High Tide at 12:34 (Height 4.08m)
   Low Tide at 16:10 (Height 1.51m)
   High Tide at 22:14 (Height 4.23m)
   High Tide at 00:59 (Height 4.11m)
Thu 11 Aug
   Low Tide at 04:37 (Height 1.11m)
   High Tide at 10:49 (Height 4.31m)
   High Tide at 13:34 (Height 4.29m)
   Low Tide at 17:01 (Height 1.20m)
   High Tide at 23:06 (Height 4.38m)
Fri 12 Aug
   High Tide at 01:56 (Height 4.24m)
   Low Tide at 05:24 (Height 0.80m)
   High Tide at 12:32 (Height 4.56m)
   High Tide at 13:46 (Height 4.58m)
   Low Tide at 17:46 (Height 0.94m)
   High Tide at 00:21 (Height 4.53m)
Sat 13 Aug
   High Tide at 01:38 (Height 4.44m)
   Low Tide at 06:08 (Height 0.59m)
   High Tide at 12:25 (Height 4.49m)
   High Tide at 15:10 (Height 4.64m)
   Low Tide at 18:29 (Height 0.79m)
Sun 14 Aug
   High Tide at 01:03 (Height 4.52m)
   High Tide at 03:05 (Height 4.49m)
   Low Tide at 06:49 (Height 0.50m)
   High Tide at 13:07 (Height 4.45m)
   High Tide at 15:57 (Height 4.69m)
   Low Tide at 19:10 (Height 0.75m)
Mon 15 Aug
   High Tide at 01:47 (Height 4.45m)
   High Tide at 03:51 (Height 4.49m)
   Low Tide at 07:30 (Height 0.55m)
   High Tide at 13:54 (Height 4.38m)
   High Tide at 16:39 (Height 4.67m)
   Low Tide at 19:51 (Height 0.82m)

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