Bed, breakfast and boats

Published November 12, 2012

My love of all things bunker/fort/island led me to googling everything I could find about Spitbank Fort. Aside from the fact that it’s not the greatest name ever, it’s also a round concrete fort situated off the South Coast that’s been turned into a hotel. It’s amazing!

Spitbank Fort

Photo credit: Anthony Abbott

As the website states: “Spitbank Fort is the most exclusive venue on the south coast, and is its own private island for hire, available for exclusive use, special events, private parties, wedding receptions, music videos and corporate hire. There are few venues in the world that can offer the privacy and exclusivity of Spitbank Fort. With accommodation for 18 and function space for up to 60 people, this is the unique venue that you have been searching for that will quite simply blow all others out of the water.”

I love the concept of being tucked away on an island like that, although if you’re hoping to do a lot of sightseeing, I’d imagine you might get sick of constantly going back and forth by boat. The facilities on the fort itself are good, but they’re not really enough to keep you entertained for a long time: hot tubs, bars and a billiards room - great for relaxation.

You don’t just have to hire out the entire fort, you can stay there for a single night, although it looks like the room tariffs are quite pricey! It’s a unique experience, though. I’d love to go and visit!

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