The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
A sister pub to the Kings Head in Lymington, you'll find real ales, bar meals and fine dining here. There's a sunny courtyard garden for outside dining and cozy log fires to keep you toasty in winter.
Set within Christchurch Bay, Milford on Sea's beaches offer sea and shore a stone's throw from lots of amenities, shops and eateries. Mostly pebble and shingle, the beaches enjoy stunning views of the Isle of Wight, particularly beautiful on a clear day. Caution is advised while swimming as there is a fairly steep shelf and no lifeguard cover.
A little bit long at around ten miles but it's perfectly easy with wonderful views (and you can get the bus back). This walk takes you through nature reserves, riverways, forest, clifftop and town, so there's something for everyone. Check the weblink for full details and directions.
What more could you want in a market town, being situated waterside on the edge of the New Forest? Lymington is a pretty Georgian town with its open air seawater bath and marina that sailing enthusiasts flock to from all over the world. If watery pursuits are not your thing, the ancient landscapes surrounding the town are areas of outstanding natural beauty and Sites of Specific Scientific Interest. Or pop on the car ferry to the Isle of Wight.
The original station was transformed into a restaurant in 2014 and is now open for lunch and dinner throughout the year. This is a popular spot for walkers and cyclists and dogs are made very welcome. Give them a call for opening times before you go as they don't open every day during off season months.
Fantastic meal and a nice location for a bit of birdwatching
We had some great burgers and a delicious roast duck leg with a savoury waffle (loved the sauce too!) What a great location! Shame it was too cold for us to explore the wetlands and foreshore, however still managed to spot a few interesting birds on the way back to the town centre. Dogs are welcome too, which is a bonus, and they can even sample some "doggy treats"
A 110 metre salt water pool offering swimming lanes, zorbing, kayaks and stand up paddle boards. Open from May to September (the cafe opens longer) this place is great fun for all the family. Word of note; the pool floor is rocky so reviews mention to wear wetsuit boots or beach shoes.
A pretty bay with a sand and pebble beach nestled in between chalk cliffs. Located just to the east of Needles headland, the beach is popular but usually has ample space and facilities. Parking is available and dogs are not allowed from May until the end of September. There's no lifeguard cover here.
We sat on the wall next to the short promenade, the air is so fresh, the sun was warm and the sea was noisy around this lovely bay crashing over nearby rocks and rushing up the beach. It was only 30 minutes but wonderful in October.
If you visit at high tide, there's a good spot along the sea wall to jump off and go for a swim. At low tide the 'cabbage patch' of rocks appear, a great spot for rock pooling and exploring, but shoes are advised!
With views over the marina towards the Solent, this is a great spot to visit for either a meal or just sit and watch the world go by with a drink.
Designed for comfort and economy providing a great day out at a very good price, drift for a few hours and anchor up somewhere in a 15 mile radius of the famous Needles Lighthouse. Primarily boat fishing, this is ideal for Solent Sight Seeing, watching the racing during Cowes week and Bird Watching too for 10 passengers and 2 crew.
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