The picturesque town of Lymington sits on the mouth of the Lymington River on the Solent.
The picturesque town of Lymington sits on the mouth of the Lymington River on the Solent and sheltered behind the Isle of Wight. As it makes such an ideal location for yachting it might be no surprise to learn that a longer maritime life predates the social sea traffic of the town today.
Lymington is one of those rare places that everyone falls in love with! A beautiful Georgian market town, with many of its cobbled streets, homes and distinctive buildings defining much of its character. The main street, for example, leads down to a cobbled road on the Quay where you will find the Harbour Master’s office, once a bathhouse dating from 1833!
Lymington has a distinctly nautical heritage and much of this is evident as you wander round the bustling and burgeoning little port. Salt is very much in the air between the bricks, yet just behind you the river quickly winds its way into the New Forest.
By boat the access into the Solent takes no time at all and from there you have a wide choice of wonderful places to sail. Across the Solent on the Isle of Wight sits Yarmouth, a delightful fishing, ferry and yachting port widely regarded as one of the jewels of the South Coast. Further down from Yarmouth you will find peaceful Newtown River, a wonderful place to put down anchor and spend the night. Cowes, the thriving yachting centre of the Isle of Wight, is only a 2/3 hour sail away. Hurst Castle and the Beaulieu River are all within easy reach of Lymington.