Boat park - Storage & launch

Here at Calshot we have an open storage and launch facility that’s conveniently situated on Calshot Spit and comes with breath-taking panoramic views and access to the Solent. Set only a stone’s throw away from Southampton and on the doorstep to the New Forest National Park, our boat park is an excellent choice for any sailor wanting to launch year-round, no matter the weather or tide!

Not looking for storage, and just want to launch from Calshot?
Check out our launch passes.
These include daily launching, as well as annual, 6 and 3 month launch passes.

Our membership includes

  • Access to both tidal and non-tidal launching areas
  • Unlimited year-round launching
  • Access to creek side slipway and pontoon
  • Use of onsite facilities - including wash off point, showers and toilets
  • Onsite café
  • Unlimited parking pass*
  • Please note: All boats must be stored on a trailer. We do not currently offer storage facilities for jet skis or ‘project’ boats.

    Membership pricing

     Band Size of craft
    LOA = Length overall. Measured from tip of the trailer to aft - most part of boat (including engine overhang)
    Annual membership 2023/24  NEW FOR 2023 - pay in two instalments
     Beach Tender / Dinghy up to 3m LOA without trailer in designated beach area. Does not include site or launch area access £75 n/a
     A Monohull up to 3.49m LOA £200 n/a
     B Monohull 3.5m up to 4.49m LOA £365 n/a
     C Monohull 4.5m up to 5.49m LOA £535 2 x £289 = £578
     D  Monohull 5.5m up to 6.49m LOA £650 2 x £351 = £702
     E Monohull 6.5m up to 7.49m LOA £835 2 x £451 = £902
    F Monohull 7.5m up to 8.49m LOA £1035 2 x £559 = £1118
    G Monohull 8.5m up to 9.49m LOA £1225 2 x £662 = £1323
    H Monohull 9.5m up to 10.49m LOA £1495 2 x £807 = £1615
    R Monohull 10.5m up to 13m LOA £1675 2 x £905 = £1809
      Monohull craft with beam in excess of 4.6m Please get in touch  
      Catamaran with beam 2.5m to 4.59m Mono rate plus 25%  
      Catamaran with beam 4.6m to 6m Mono rate plus 50%  
      Catamaran with beam over 6m  Mono rate plus 75%   
      Commercial vessels  Add 20% to rates above  
      Trailer boat or empty trailer, short term (limited to 4 weeks) storage. Price per metre. Min charge = £35 per week (i.e. 5 metres). Please note launching and parking are not included in this price.
      Boat lockers. Does not include site or launch area access.
      Late renewal fee £30 per month  
      Short term storage (up to 4 weeks)
    Please get in touch  

    NEW FOR 2023 - Pay in two instalments

    You now have the option to spread the cost of your annual membership and pay in two instalments. We’ll send you a reminder in August as the second instalment will be due by 26 August 2023.

    Interested in our Boat park, please complete the below enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.

    Slipway information

    Our slipway extends to the mean low water mark where there is a step off the end, exposed at spring lows. Launching is possible at most states of the tide, though weed growth and shingle may hinder recovery at mid to low water. Strong cross currents may occur, and special care should be taken if launching / recovering in a N – NE wind. All slipway users do so entirely at their own risk. Please note there is a 6 knot speed limit.

    Slipway at Calshot Activities Centre

    Boat insurance

    Everyone who stores their boat at Calshot is required to confirm they hold the necessary level of insurance in place, see Calshot Marine Rule 2.

    Please find our Calshot site, marine and kitesurfing rules below:

    Frequently asked questions

    Where should I store my boat on site?

    You will be allocated a designated storage bay. Please do not leave your craft in any other bay. Marine Rule 12 will apply to any boat stored incorrectly. If you are unable to return your boat to your allocated bay, please ensure you advise Reception/Security/Duty Manager whilst you are still on site.

    Can I access the creekside slipway and the pontoon?

    Boat park storage customers will be provided with creekside slipway gate and pontoon access codes once annual storage fees are paid (except beach rate customers). You are reminded that these codes should not be disclosed to others to minimise misuse by others.

    Car parking and ANPR barriers

    Where should I park my car?

    Cars should be parked in designated car parking areas. Please do not park in boat storage bays or between rows of boats.

    I regularly bring two vehicles to site at the same time, do I need to pay parking fees?

    You can only bring one registered vehicle on to site under your membership entitlement. A second vehicle would need to be paid for with general daily parking fees applying. If you regularly bring two vehicles to site you may wish to purchase an annual parking pass via our online system.

    Find out more about daily and annual parking information.

    Where are the ANPR barriers?

    There are entry/exit barriers at the main entrance to the site. In addition, there are entry/exit barriers limiting access to the main slipway to fee paying customers only.

    Do I have to pay for parking through the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system?

    No, your boat park storage fee includes site a launch nest access. Boat park members can have two vehicles registered, but only one vehicle can be on site at any given time unless you fall into the Beach Rate category.

    How will I be able to access the main slipway?

    Once you have paid your annual boat park storage fees we will add your car registration details to the ANPR system. Please allow three working days for us to update our systems. This will enable you to enter/exit the main slipway area without additional (non-refundable) charge. Once you have made payment our reception can buzz you through the barrier during opening hours.

    What is the beach rate?

    The beach rate has been introduced for small tenders/dinghies up to 3.0m LOA that are stored without a trailer in our designated beach area. These craft can be launched from the shore and do not require access to the creekside slipway gate or pontoon. Site and launching area vehicle access is not included with the beach rate and should be purchased separately if required.

    I am trying to renew my boat storage online, but the band rate appears to be incorrect

    We have determined the rate you need to pay based on the overall LOA of your craft. If you are disputing the LOA, please contact us at [email protected].

    How do I let you know that I have removed my boat permanently from Calshot?

    Please confirm this in writing to [email protected].

    What does 'disclosing information' mean on the boat storage form?

    The centre works closely with Hampshire County Council's Safeguarding team to ensure all our customers are sufficiently protected whilst under our care and supervision. Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone's responsibility. Anyone visiting the site with an obligation to disclose information relating to safeguarding must do so. Thank you for your support in this important area. For a confidential discussion please contact the centre and ask for the Director of Calshot.

    I have a general question about my boat storage renewal - who should I contact?

    Please contact us at [email protected]. We aim to respond to enquiries within three working days.

    Have a question?

    Call us on 02380 892077 or complete our enquiry form and a member of our Team will be in touch with you shortly.

    Any craft found stored on site without the centre’s permission will be removed.