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Local Information Points

Local information points are places where you can go to find out more about the National Park and the local area. Information points have friendly staff on hand to assist you as well as maps, leaflets and publications available on what to see and do.

You'll find local information points in the following places:


New Forest Activities
The Old Forge, High Street, Beaulieu, SO42 7YA
Tel: 01590 612377

Whilst browsing for local information, you can also gain information on activities that we provide on and around the picturesque New Forest and Beaulieu River. Come in and have a chat with our friendly and informative staff on places to go and things to see and do in and around the New Forest.


Melt Coffee & Gelato
17 Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, SO42 7RL
Tel: 07968 786560

Melt has joined the network of Local Information Points throughout the Forest, which are supported by the New Forest National Park Authority and New Forest District Council. The business was formed in 2014 and is going from strength to strength, serving gelato, homemade cakes, waffles and sundaes to residents and holidaymakers.


Burley Post Office
The Cross, Burley, BH24 4AA
Tel: 01425 402258

Postmaster Roger Hutchings says ‘Burley Post Office has been run by my family for nearly 100 years, so if you need real local information, I've got it. If you need newspapers, magazines, sweets, drinks, snacks, ices, cards, maps, books, batteries, toys or 101 other useful things, I've got all those too. See you soon!


Herald Publishing
2 High Street, Hythe SO45 6AH
Tel: 02380 845700

Herald Publishing produces the local community magazine ‘The Herald' and the annual Souvenir Guide for the Waterside and Hythe. Also stocks a range of local produce and crafts, books and DVD's of local interest, postcards and local souvenirs.


Landford Village Stores
Lyndhurst Road, Landford, Nr Salisbury SP5 2AJ
Tel: 01794 390242

At Landford Village Stores you can find out about the surrounding area from the friendly staff, as well as pick up newspapers, refreshments and provisions. It is clearly signposted on the B3079.

Milford on Sea

The Village News
74 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QD
Tel: 01590 645595

The shop itself is bright and welcoming providing a wide range of services including The National Lottery and photocopying as well as supplying the usual papers, magazines, sweets and those essential last minute birthday or anniversary cards!!


Minstead Village Shop
The Green, Minstead SO43 7FY
Tel: 02380 813134

The Village Shop can be found on Minstead's picturesque village green. While browsing for local information enjoy a cup of coffee with a homemade cake, perhaps sample some local cheese, take home something from the selection of locally sourced produce or rest a while under the chestnut tree to eat a New Forest ice cream.


Sway Deli and Coffee Shop
3 Middle Road, Sway, SO41 6BB
Tel: 01590 683392

Sway Deli serves breakfasts (all day) light lunches - soups, quiches with salad or vegetables and most days, a dish of the day as well as a roast on Sundays. This is in addition to its home made cakes and sausage rolls, croissants, coffee and organic Clipper teas with home made scones - and for homesick Australians, homemade lamingtons!


Woodgreen Community Shop
Hale Road, Woodgreen, SP6 2AJ
Tel: 01725 512467

Basic household goods, newspapers, magazines and groceries are sold but we also sell Local Food such as cheeses, cakes, drinks, meat, fish, jams, chutneys, homemade quiches, puddings etc. Our eggs are local, free range and we also stock local organic eggs. At certain times of year we sell fresh herbs, plants and flowers, all locally grown.