The original WWII flying boat hangar is now an activity centre for watersports, including kite-surfing, climbing, snowboarding and track cycling.
The RNLI has a base here at Calshot. Its crew is voluntary and available to save life at sea within the busy Solent, Southampton Water areas 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. RNLI Calshot has 2 lifeboats, an Atlantic 85 and a D-class inshore lifeboat.
Calshot Sailing Club is located along Calshot Spit and has access to some of the finest sailing in the Solent
Along the popular beach are a large number of beach huts, which are all privately owned, as well as a popular cafe.