The New Forest Paddle Sport Company


West Solent Boat Builders, Milford On Sea, Hampshire, SO41 0TR

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Based in the beautiful coastal hamlet of Keyhaven The New Forest Paddle Sport Company has been offering you the chance to explore the stunning Keyhaven river and salt marshes with Hurst Castle and the scenic coastline of the New Forest by Stand Up Paddle Board or Kayak since 2015. Our experienced and knowledgeable instructors will help guide you every paddle stroke at a time.

It really is the perfect place to start your paddling adventure.



If its your first time on a board or in a kayak thats not a problem!
We run our very popular 1 hour taster sessions for SUP or Kayak on almost a daily basis weather and tide permitting. This 1 hour session is £25 per person includes our world leading equipment, buoyancy aids, wetsuits and instruction. This session is perfect for families looking to get on the water together. 


For those of you looking at taking your Stand Up Paddle Boarding further we are a BSUPA School offering lessons for adults in paddle boarding from beginners to racers alike!

Our 2 hour BSUPA Ready 2 Ride Course is designed for beginners to learn all the essentials to paddle by themsleves and continue there paddling journey either here with us or back home! The course is £55 for 2 hours and includes boards, bouyancy aids and instructor and upon completion a BSUPA Beginners Paddling Guide worth £10!

This is also our minimum requirement for SUP Hire and we can offer this as a 1 hour assessment for experienced paddlers.


We also offer private 1 hour and 2 hour lessons for paddlers looking for bespoke tailor made sessions from £60 contact us for more information or to book.




We offer a range of unique experinces for SUP & Kayak.

If you are looking for a family dayout with a difference then why not try our Castle experience.
We teamed up with Hurst Castle to offer a truly unique paddling experience!
You will start your journey with us on a  2 hour guided paddle from Keyhaven to Hurst Castle through the stunning salt marshes.
Once arriving at the Henry VIII castle you will have lunch provided from the castle fantastic cafe (We highly recommend the homemade cakes!) Once you have enjoyed lunch you are free to explore this amazing coastal fortress steeped in history before catching a ferry ride home!
Tours run April - October and pre-booking is essential
£60 per person


If your looking to treat that special someone to a truly amazing evening then we offer a Sunset SUP Picnic Experience with Rays Italian Kitchen. This is an exclusive session run on selected summer evening dates and places are limited. The 3 hour session includes a guided paddle from Keyhaven to Hurst Castle, Picnic at the castle supplied by Rays Italian Kitchen and return paddle back in the setting sun. £75 per person for more information click here


If your looking for something different to do in a summer evening then why not book onto one of our Full Moon Kayak or SUP sessions. These sessions run on high tide full moon evenings through the summer months so places are limited! Book Now to avoid dissapointment!




If you have paddled before then we also offer hire of our world leading equipment from Starboard and Tootega at Keyhaven.

For SUP Hire we require you to have a BSUPA Ready to Ride or equivilant from another school.

For kayaks we require previous experience.

Kayak hire starts from £20 for 2 hours and Stand Up Paddle Board Hire from £25 for 2 hours all based at Keyhaven Quay.

All hires must be pre-booked at least 24hrs before via email here.

During the busy season we recommend booking a few weeks in advance.


We also offer gift vouchers for all our hires, lessons and experiences.

We look forward to seeing you on the water with us!

Claire, Sean and the Team 

Guide Prices

Prices are dependent on activity booked.

1 Hour Tasters £25 per person

SUP Improvers Lessons £30 per person

SUP on the Sea £30 per person

Castle Tours £60 per person

BSUPA Lessons from £55

Private Lessons from £60

2 Hour Hires from £20


Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Grounds for outdoor activities
  • Leisure facilities onsite
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Sole use of venue


  • Parking with charge - Pay and Display Public Car Park at Keyhaven

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted - Dogs are accepted on all kayak hires and experiences. We also have a paddle board used for dog sessions and hire as well.
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Public toilets

Site Features

  • English Heritage Property - Hurst Castle is a English Heritage Site and part of our Castle Experience Tour

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups



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    • Other AwardsGo New Forest Card Go New Forest Card 2020
    • Other AwardsGo New Forest Member Go New Forest Member 2018
    • New Forest AwardsGreen Leaf Silver Award Green Leaf Silver Award 2022

    Opening Times

    Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm
    Sunday 10am - 1pm

    SUMMER HOURS - April - October
    Open Group Lessons 7 days a week

    WINTER HOURS November - March
    Open Group Lessons Friday - Monday
    Private Lessons 7 days a week

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