West Solent Tour


Thank you for booking your West Solent Tour with us.

Your experience will be from our container at Keyhaven Quay.

Please see image below and read the key information to find us.

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On the day of your tour please meet your instructor by our container in the West Solent Boat Builders Yard at Keyhaven Quay.


The post code for Keyhaven Quay car park is SO41 0TR


There is a long stay pay and display car park for parking and payment is by loose change, Ringo or New Forest Long Stay Parking clocks.

We do have limited phone signal so we would recommend bringing loose change for parking.

We would recommend at least 6 hours parking for this tour.

Please make sure you have parked and arrive 5 - 10 mins before your tour this should give you plenty of time to get ready and keep groups from mixing.


You will need to come into the West Solent Boat Builders Yard.

The yards main gates will be closed so you will need to come in through the small wooden gate show in the image below.

Please notify us if you will be running late as this will effect others on your tour 

by calling us on 01590 645270

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There are public toilet facilities to use at Keyhaven in the car park but we recommend getting changed before coming to us for your lesson.

You will need to use the public toilets for getting changed as we don't have our own changing room.

So please come wearing clothing and footwear you are happy to get wet and take part in.

During warmer months we recommend light weight quick drying clothing

and a change of clothes for after your lesson.

If you have your own wetsuit and equipment we would recommend wearing your own.

If you wish to use one of our wetsuits we have a range of sizes available to us free of charge.

 We can't guarantee offering you a dry wetsuit as they have all been washed after use.

Footwear for the lesson is essential and can be old trainers or beach shoes

that you are happy to get wet.


If you require any items we do sell a range of watersports equipment including shoes, gloves, wetsuits, changing robes and accessories which can be viewed and purchased here

You can use your 5% dicount code on checkout which you have received on the confirmation email after your booking and collect the items on the day.

For the West Solent tour you will have a rescue boat alongside which you can put any items in you may require such as extra clothes or medical items on the boat in a drybag.

You may also want to bring a snack and drink for the return boat journey

and you can have this on the rescue boat as well.   

Please bring any items in a bag ready to be loaded.


We are able to store any belongings at Keyhaven in our container whilst you are on the water such as car keys, mobile phones dry clothes etc

If you have any questions before your experience please feel free to contact us on 01590 645270 or email info@thenewforestpaddlesportcompany.co.uk