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“Wonderful views.”
Review of Hurst Spit

Hurst Spit
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Whether looking out to the Needles or up the Solent it is just great. It should be visited in all weathers too as storms are very exciting. You an lean against the wind. Walk out to Hurst Castle or go into Milford on Sea for good food.

Thank NickRyley
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

The Spit takes you out to Hurst Castle and the Lighthouse. The Castle was not open when we visited but the walk is very good anyway. The views over to the Isle of Wight and the Needles is excellent especially on a clear day. We saw loads of bird life on the walk and enjoyed the sea air. In places the shingle is a bit loose and makes walking a bit harder but don't let that put you off as most of the way is ok. We did manage to walk around the entire outside of the Castle but the tide needs to right to do this.

Thank Keith R
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Great place to walk and the views are wonderful , the children can do crabbing, swim, visit the castle have a picnic

Thank SrilankaMum
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Lovely walk along the spit but as it is February is was rather refreshing,
Make sure you have hat, gloves and a waterproof / windproof coat.

As others have said it is hard going so you need good footwear and I guess to be of reasonable fitness to walk to the castle and back. We were aware the castle was closed on the day we went so make sure to check during winter months as only open on the weekend. You can still walk around the castle and the lighthouse which is still nice (there is a tall fence type wall to climb over though)!

We stopped off at the cafe on Milford sea front on the way back to the car park and they had plenty of snacks, cakes and hot drinks which was definitely much needed!!!!

Enjoy :)

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

you know this is a long shingle bank and there's loads on the web about the area. My point is that the walk to the castle, around the outside of the castle and light-house, and back again is long and probably bracing. It is exposed so there is neither shade from the sun nor shelter from the stiff breezes...but as this is England, just walk. Stout footwear is necessary or you'll feel every stone. Wellies, maybe, for soggy ground or wet areas close to the waterline. Parking is free along the roadside (if you can get there (it is popular) or the car park at Milford on Sea seafront chanrges a fair fee. There is the castle tea room if open but that is inside the pay perimeter of the castle. I'd take your own refreshments - it's not that much of a hardship. You can access the castle by ferry from a nearby village but that is spasmodic and seasonal. Enjoy the walk!

1  Thank Alan186346
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