There's nothing like a lungful of fresh, salty sea air to leave you feeling cleansed and revived. Book a cottage with a sea view and make the most of Hampshire's coast. Throw open the windows and take in the views in summer, and in winter huddle up and enjoy Mother Nature's show as atmospheric seas bristle and brood. Read more
There's a surprising amount of seashore to choose from in this forest-covered county with sailing towns like Lymington, below the New Forest, which has a fine marina full of yachts. Or stay more inland but find your way to the sea by booking a boat trip along the Beaulieu river and out to sea.
Hampshire surrounds the Solent and indents its southern coast with sailing spots; marinas, harbours, moorings and all things maritime. A Hampshire property with a sea view has views over to the Isle of Wight, an especially valued view when the Round the Island Race is on. Otherwise, you might like to stay during Cowes Week to make the most of the atmosphere. If you're into all things sailing, you'll want a sea view from your Hampshire holiday cottage so you don't miss a minute of water-based action.