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The New Forest Paddle Sport Company

West Solent Boat Builders, Keyhaven, SO41 0TR

Tel: 01590 645270
Visit Milford on Sea paddleboarding by The Needles

Based in this beautiful seaside village, The New Forest Paddle Sport Company offers you the chance to explore the stunning Keyhaven River and salt marshes by stand up paddle board or kayak. It really is the perfect place to start your paddling adventure and don’t worry if it’s your first time on a board or in a kayak – it’s not a problem!

There is a popular one hour taster session for SUP or Kayak on almost a daily basis, weather and tide permitting. This 1-hour session is £25 per person and includes world leading equipment, buoyancy aids and instruction. A team of professional instructors will get you out on the water enjoying yourselves in no time!

If you are looking for a family day out with a difference then why not try the Hurst Castle Experience. You will start your journey on a two hour guided paddle from Keyhaven to Hurst Castle through the stunning salt marshes. Once you arrive at the Henry VIII castle, you’ll have lunch at the castle’s cafe and then you’ll be free to explore this amazing coastal fortress, steeped in history before catching a ferry ride home.

The tours run from April to October and pre-booking is essential – £60 per person. All under 18s must be accompanied by a parent on the water. And for those who are more experienced on a paddle board then why not try the West Solent Experience, which includes the unique opportunity to paddle board to The Needles and Lighthouse with a ride in a speed boat back. Plus this year there is the Moonlight SUP – £45 per person – a chance to paddle board to Hurst Castle and back under the moon’s light – a truly magical experience – booking in advance is essential.

The hiring of equipment is also possible, a BSUPA Ready to Ride or equivalent from another school is needed for SUP Hire and previous experience on a kayak is required. Kayak hire starts from £20 for two hours and Stand Up Paddle Board Hire from £25 for two hours all based at Keyhaven Quay. All hires must be pre-booked at least 24hrs before and during the peak season booking is recommended a few weeks in advance.

Gift vouchers for all hires, lessons and experiences are also available

Don’t hesitate book now!

Opening Times

Shop Opening Times:

  • Monday-Saturday: 9am-5pm
  • Sunday: 10am-1pm
  • Open all school holidays and bank holidays from 10am-2pm
  • On water hours vary due to tide times


SUP Castle Experience £60.00
Moonlight SUP £45.00
West Solent Experience £225.00
Inflatable SUP Hire – 2 hours
Single Kayak Hire – 2 hours