Hurst Castle ferry Trip

How to get here

Ferry Times

The first ferry departs to Hurst Castle at 10.00am, then approximately every 30 minutes.
The last ferry from Hurst Castle to Keyhaven is at 5.30pm.

(Please note the Keyhaven River is tidal, at low tide we operate our 11- and 12-seater ferries for passengers from Keyhaven to Hurst Castle. ‘Solent Rose’ our 94-seater ferry is used when passenger numbers and high tide allows. Please be aware that tides, weather conditions, and the loading of passengers onto different size vessels may affect our ferry timetable. Thank you for your patience.)

Ferry Prices

Single Fares:

Adult: £4.00
Child: £3.00
Children under 3: FREE

Return Fares:

Adult: £7.00
Child: £4.00
Children under 3: FREE

Ferry tickets can only be purchased on board the ferry on the day of your visit
or at the kiosk at the castle entrance.

For the ferry, please use Keyhaven pay and display car park,  postcode SO41 0TP for satellite navigation.

It is not possible to reach Hurst Castle by car. If you choose to walk to Hurst Castle, there is a pay and display car park on the seafront at Milford on Sea or at Keyhaven.
For Milford on Sea pay and display car park, please use postcode SO41 0PY for satellite navigation.

It is approximately a two mile walk along Hurst Spit to the castle from both Keyhaven and Milford on Sea car parks. Please note this is a shingle spit and sturdy footwear is advised, prams are arduous to push and there are no public toilets outside of the castle. The castle toilets are for visitors to Hurst Castle only.

Please observe all signage and staff instructions, for more information on your visit at this time, please see our Covid-19 information page.