Hurst Castle COMING SOON
Fancy SUPing through history?
We are offering a SUP Taster session with added opportunity to PADDLEBOARD from Keyhaven Quay to Hurst Castle.
You will leave Keyhaven Quay and then be guided across the water to Hurst Castle where you will have the opportunity to visit the castle however, before entering the castle we will have refreshments & cake on the beach.
Once you have finished your tour of the castle we will paddle back across the water to Keyhaven.
Who does this suit?
Families, Group of friends.
Maximum Group size
8 adults or Family/Freind groups 4 adults 4 children (max)
May to October weather and tide permitting.
How much does it cost?
Entry to the castle
iSUP (sized to person)
PFD (personal flotation device)
Helmet if required
Wind jacket if required
(wetsuit hire available £5.00 - pre booking only)
If Hurst Castle SUP is of interest to you, you have questions or you would like to book please contact us via the BOOK NOW button or email info@adventure360.
HISTORY OF HURST CASTLE
Hurst Castle was built between 1541 and 1544 by Henry VIII as part of a chain of artillery fortresses protecting key ports and landing places around southern England. The castle guarded the Needles Passage leading to the Solent, the port of Southampton and the growing naval base at Portsmouth. Hurst was also occasionally used as a prison – most famously when Charles I was held captive here in 1648. It was greatly modernised in the 19th century, when it formed a key fortress protecting one of the world's most heavily defended areas. Unusually for a Tudor castle, it remained in military use until 1956, playing an active role through both world wars.