Hamstead Salt Marsh Walk

Woodland, boats, marshes and beaches

Route Information

This is a lovely circular walk that has something for everyone, and although it’s fairly long at 7.4km, it’s a great walk for the kids.

From the start, you cross a small bridge great for pooh sticks, and then along the gravel road all the way to the boat park. Look out for squirrels along the way.

From the boat park, you walk across the marshes that can be muddy after high tides or lots of rain, across the boardwalks and to Hamstead beach.

Walk west along the beach and join the path, passing the concrete tank ramp as you head back inland. 

It’s a steady climb to Hamsted farm, and then on to the gravel road back to the bridge and car park. 

Free parking is available at the start of this route at the ‘Nunnys Wood’ car park

Click here for directions

There are no facilities on this route, although the Horse and Groom pub is near the start and end of the walk

The Southern Vectis Route 7 goes past the start/end of this walk.

Route 7 bus timetable

You can download a printable map of the walk below:

Printable Map (PDF)

You can download a GPX file for the route below:

GPX Route Map

Route Map

Hamstead Salt Marsh Walk Gallery

Walking Gear

OS Explorer Active OL29 Isle of Wight

OS Explorer Active OL29 Isle of Wight

Map sheet number OL29 in the OS Explorer map series is the perfect map for your days out and holidays on the Isle of Wight.

FitLife Hiking Walking Trekking Poles

FitLife Hiking Walking Trekking Poles

Anti Shock, Absorbing Poles - With the High Quality 7 Series Aviation Aluminum Material. Ideal for Island walking.

Chilly's Leak-Proof, BPA-Free Bottles

Chilly's Leak-Proof, BPA-Free Bottles

Double-wall insulation maintains temperatures inside. food-grade stainless steel leak-proof drinking bottle.

Ultra Lightweight Packable Backpack

Ultra Lightweight Packable Backpack

Ultra-light. Ultra-durable. Ultra-awesome. The backpack is perfect for day-to-day use for walking on the Isle of Wight.

Travel Water Bottle for Dogs & Pets

Travel Water Bottle for Dogs & Pets

Ideal for walking and travelling with your dog, and includes a bottle carabiner that can be attached to your backpack.

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