Things to Do in Lymington

The seaside town of Lymington makes an excellent base for a range of activities; from taking to the water to shopping along the historic High Street. This pretty town has a wealth of activities to entertain all ages.

Water fun

The town of Lymington has strong connections with the sea and has a rich maritime history. Take to the waters of the Solent yourself with Escape Yachting, for a sailing experience to remember, not to mention some fantastic views over the New Forest and across to the Isle of Wight.

Practice your swimming at the historic Lymington Sea Water Baths, or enjoy a scenic cruise out around the harbour from the Quay.

If you fancy a spot of fishing then boats can be chartered from Lymington or join in with an organised fishing trip.

Get cultured

Make a visit to the St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, the focal point for arts and heritage in the area. This is a great place to start with for learning more about the history of Lymington and the New Forest coastline. There are also regular exhibitions and a large events programme.

Stop for a spot of shopping

Lymington’s High Street and small side streets are great places to shop. You will find some beautiful boutiques and independent shops lining the wide High Street and leading to the Quay.

The regular Saturday market descends on the town on a Saturday bringing with it around 100 stalls selling local produce, gifts, homeware and jewellery.

Enjoy an active break

New Forest Bikes are located in the heart of this wonderful village, with brilliant bikes on offer and loads of fantastic routes to follow in and around Lymington.

From walks along the coastline on the Solent Way or soaking up the views on the Sea Air Trail, there are a number of walking routes you can take in the Lymington area.  Or travel inland slightly for the Boldre village walk, a 4.3 mile circular walk which passes along parts of the Lymington River.

Take a look below for some other ideas on what you can see and do on a visit to Lymington…

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