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The Local Area

Needles Light House

Lymington is a charming Georgian market town with a number of interesting independent shops and designer boutiques and some well-known stores including Waitrose and M&S.

The surrounding area provides an abundance of things to do - It's a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors with a range of activities on offer including: cycling, horse-riding, fishing, bird-watching, and enjoying the ancient woodlands and heathlands of the New Forest, and the miles of beaches that run westwards from Milford-on-Sea to Sandbanks.

Lymington Tourist Office


Lymington hosts a lively street market every Saturday in the main High Street with a number of stalls catering for all tastes. In addition there's a wide variety of shops, galleries, boutiques, and a Waitrose, Tesco and M&S Food. The town centre is approx 10 minutes walk from the marina.

Eating & Drinking

There is an abundance of great pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance of the marina. Ask at the marina office for recommendations/details of places to eat and drink in Lymington. 


The marina has direct access to the coastal footpath offering superb walks along the foreshore to Keyhaven (approx an hour and a half walk) and Hurst Point where the Solent rushes in/out. There are also numerous other walks and a wide range of recreational facilities available throughout the New Forest National Park which surrounds the town.


The Lymington Sea Water Baths provide open air swimming just next to the marina which is normally open during the summer months Tel: 01590 674865. In addition there are heated pools at the Recreation Centre Tel: 01590 670333, a 15 minutes' walk away, and at Elmers Court Country Club Tel: 01590 676011, on the other side of the river near the WightLink ferry terminal. Also there is a Spa Complex at Careys Manor in Brockenhurst Tel: 01590 623551, just 15 minutes on the train.


Bike and electric bike hire is available through the marina. The New Forest National Park has an abundance of cycle routes taking you along the coast and through the forest. During the busy summer, we recommend prior booking. Find out more about our bike and electric car hire.


There are two tennis courts at Woodside gardens, five minutes walk, and squash courts at the Recreation Centre and Elmers Court Country Club.


Walhampton Golf course is a nine hole course in a tranquil setting, bordered by woodland with views extending across the Solent to the Isle of Wight Tel: 01590 689631.

Fishing Trips

We do not permit fishing in the marina, but fishing on the sea wall is popular with annual competitions. Daily fishing charter trips run from the Town Quay.

Local History

St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery: Explores the unique history of Lymington and the New Forest Coast with a regular programme of exhibitions Tel: 01590 676969

Visit Beaulieu & Bucklers Hard: Take a trip to the Beaulieu Motor Museum and the historic shipbuilding village at Bucklers Hard Tel: 01590 612345

Lymington Cinema

There is a small cinema at the Lymington Community Centre Tel: 01590 672337 with regular viewings of new releases.

Lymington Library

For all in books for those wet and windy days! Tel: 01590 673050

Visit the Isle of Wight

Regular ferries from Lymington to Yarmouth run from the WightLink terminal 

Puffin Cruises take you to Yarmouth from the Lymington Town Quay

Yarmouth has plenty of shops and restaurants/pubs. From here, you can set out to explore the rest of the Island including Osborne House, Alum Bay, Carisbrooke Castle, museums, wildlife centres and much more.