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Hurst Spit

Hurst Spit

Part of the IW Coastal Trail

OK so strictly speaking Hurst Spit is not on the Isle of Wight but is attached to the mainland - but you can reach it via a boat service from Yarmouth.

Hurst Spit is a shingle bank at the end of Christchurch Bay extending 2.5Km into the Solent and is the nearest point to the Isle of Wight. Home to Hurst Castle (1544), a scheduled monument and popular destination for visitors, Hurst Spit and its defences, salt marshes and beaches make great learning resources.

Best Suited To

Hurst Spit is best suited for children 7 years and up as well as adults


Hurst Spit is great for all ages, but perhaps a little overwhelming for the very youngest visitors

Educational Resources for Hurst Spit

The following Hurst Spit educational resources are FREE to use when you book your trip with Education Destination. Some include pre or post-visit classroom work, others are on-site activities. All are accompanied by detailed Teacher Notes and some even have sample lesson plans!

Prepared by our expert team of teachers with local Island knowledge, each resource addresses a specific National Curriculum topic. Click on any image for full details.

Hurst Spit is proud to be part of the Island Classroom

Include Hurst Spit in your next Isle of Wight school trip!

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