hythe cruise ships
Barton on Sea coastline
barton on sea
Beaulieu sign
visit beaulieu
highland cattle brockenhurst
find the highland cattle in brockenhurst
Burley Village
become spellbound by burley
fordingbridge view from the river
visit fordingbridge
view from hythe looking at cruise ships
watch the cruise ships from hythe
lymington cobbled street and shops
explore the cobbled streets of lymington
lyndhurst boltons bench
boltons bench lyndhurst
milford on sea village green
milford on sea village green
new milton shops
go shopping in new milton
furlong shopping sign ringwood
go shopping in ringwood
view of sway tower
find sway tower


Jump on board the Hythe ferry for a cruise to remember - embark from the town's Victorian pier and take in all the sights at Southampton harbour and the New Forest's busy waterfront.

Hythe is steeped in maritime history and today, visitors can still enjoy a panoramic view of the boats and passing ocean liners from stylish Hythe Marina. Stroll along the new promenade or the Georgian high street for a spot of shopping or lunch - there are plenty of pubs restaurants to whet your appetite.

Hythe has witnessed some legendary maiden voyages such as the Titanic in 1912, the QE2 and, more recently, the superliners. In the 1930s Hythe was home to the British Powerboat Company and TE Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) once lived in the village. Hythe is also the birthplace of the hovercraft, invented by Sir Christopher Cockerill.

The unique electric train that runs along Hythe pier is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest working pier train in the world - so take a ticket to Hythe and discover it for yourself.