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Creative Hearts
Sing by the Sea!

 The Keyhaven Retreat





A unique retreat for making your heart sing! With harmony singing, sound healing, meditation, beach walks, intuitive painting, nature art, & wild foods walk!

Event Description

Nestled in the picturesque hamlet of Keyhaven, an area celebrated for its outstanding natural beauty, the "Creative Hearts Sing By The Sea" retreat promises a unique blend of relaxation, creativity, and exploration.


With its stunning beach and river walks, vibrant bird life, and the tranquil setting of our workshop space at the heart of Keyhaven, participants are in for an unforgettable experience.



Harmony Singing: Immerse yourself in the joy of collective singing, creating beautiful harmonies in a supportive environment.

Sound Healing: Experience the transformative power of sound and vibration for deep relaxation and healing.

Meditation: Engage in sound meditation to enhance a sense of inner peace and spiritual well-being.

Intuitive Painting & Nature Art: Embrace your innate creativity through intuitive painting and crafting art inspired by nature's beauty.

River & Beach Walks: Explore the breathtaking landscapes of Keyhaven through guided walks along the beach and river.

Wild Foods Beach Walk: Join renowned forager Garry Eveleigh on a foraging adventure, discovering edible treasures along the beach (see more below).

Delicious Plant-Based Fare: Savour a menu of delightful plant-based dishes, lovingly prepared and sure to satisfy.

Great Company, Inspiration, Fun & Well-Being: Enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded individuals in a setting that promises inspiration, fun, and a focus on well-being.

Wild Foods and Wildlife Beach Walk with Garry Eveleigh

Garry Eveleigh is a celebrated local forager and author of his book "Wild Cook". He will take us on a guided walk around Hurst peninsula, which is a 15 minute ferry ride from Keyhaven Quay.


As we meander our way through the pictuesque estuary Garry will point and and identify the various wildlife that thrives in the area.


We may even catch a glimpse of the elusive Grey Seals that breed and fee there.

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Hurst Peninsula and the surrounding saltgrass marshes is a nature reserve and is abundant with many wild and very edible foreshore delicacies, including three different types of samphire, seablite, sea kale, sea purslane and seaweeds galore, to name just a few!


The walk will be informative and fun and will blow your mind and open your eyes to Mother Nature's amazing bounty just waiting to be discovered!


Perfectly positioned in Keyhaven 150 meters from the Lymington estuary and our workshop venue, Ruby Cottage offers picturesque bedroom views of the coastline and the Isle of Wight, placing guests in the heart of Keyhaven's natural beauty.

The Venue

Where You Stay

Participants will enjoy comfortable and charming accommodation in local Air BnBs, ideally situated a mere stone's throw from scenic sea walks. Below are details of two of the cottages already booked for the retreat.

The Beach House - A Seaside Sanctuary in Milford On Sea


Nestled in the sought-after seaside village of Milford On Sea, The Beach House is conveniently located a mere five-minute drive or a leisurely half-hour walk to the workshop venue in Keyhaven. Its unique position on a secluded estate lends it a distinctive Mediterranean vibe, with the added luxury of direct access to the coast.

The Beach House Features

  • Stunning Sea Views: Designed with the living areas on the upper floor to maximize the panoramic unobstructed views of the sea.

  • Outdoor Living: Features include a large sitting room with bifold doors opening onto a balcony, perfect for enjoying the sea breeze and views.

  • Private Garden Access: Three bedrooms are situated on the lower floor, with two offering direct access to a beautiful private garden. A gate leads you straight onto the coastal path, with shingle beaches just a short walk away in both directions.

  • Spacious Interiors: The first floor houses not only the sitting room but also a well-appointed kitchen and a separate dining area, ensuring ample space for relaxation and entertaining.

  • Proximity to Milford on Sea: The charming village is just a 10-minute walk downhill, offering a selection of popular restaurants, shops, pubs, and cafes.

Ideal For: Guests looking for an idyllic retreat with easy access to both the natural beauty of the coast and the vibrant local community of Milford On Sea. The Beach House serves as a perfect base for an unforgettable stay.

Ruby Cottage

  • Cosy Sitting Room: A warm and inviting space, perfect for relaxing after a day of activities.

  • Four Bedrooms: Offering flexible sleeping arrangements for singles or couples, ensuring a comfortable stay for all guests.

  • Well-Equipped Kitchen: Everything you need to prepare delicious meals, with the convenience of home.

  • Outdoor Space: A quaint courtyard and garden equipped with a table and chairs for al fresco dining, allowing guests to enjoy the outdoors.

  • Convenient Location: The workshop venue is just a one-minute walk away, making it easy to participate in retreat activities.

  • Parking: Space for two cars directly at the cottage, with additional parking available in a car park over the road.


Practical Info



From 2 pm on Friday 7th June - to 2 pm on Monday 10th June




The fee includes accommodation for three nights, all workshop sessions, art materials, teas, and coffees, supper on Friday, and lunch on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, plus the Wild Nature Walk with Garry Eveleigh




TWIN ROOM (Two people sharing): £445 PP




Arrival time is 2 pm on Friday 7th June


Departure is 2 pm on Monday 10th June


What's not included: all breakfasts and supper on Saturday and Sunday, and the Wild Nature Walk ferry fee: approx £10.

There is a fabulous pub called The Gun 150 meters from our workshop venue, with delicious food and a gorgeous garden, and other cafes in the local village Milford On Sea, a fifteen-minute walk from our workshop venue.

This retreat is open to everyone, regardless of prior experience in the activities offered. It's a wonderful opportunity for anyone looking to reconnect with nature, explore their creative side, or simply take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Embark on this soulful journey by the sea, where each activity is designed to harmonize with the natural beauty of Keyhaven, offering a space for relaxation, healing, and unforgettable memories.

To Book

To book your place a non-returnable deposit of £150 is payable.  


Email to book your place and for payment info.  

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