Lymington is a charming Georgian market town in the New Forest district of Hampshire. Its picturesque nature and waterfront location make it a destination for thousands of tourists each year. It sits on the Lymington River on the Solent, facing the Isle of Wight, making it a great place visit especially or even just to stop by at whilst sailing.
The town has lots to offer, from traditional market days to its famous sailing links. So as the warmer months approach, we’ve rounded up our top things to do in Lymington.
Discover hidden treasures at Lymington Market
Established back in 1205, the Lymington Charter Market is a traditional gathering that takes place every Saturday from 8am til late. Over 90 stalls line the high street offering anything from ornate antique pieces to freshly arranged flowers. Plenty of food and drink outlets are available to fuel the happy shoppers, with traditional farm stalls also offering delightful delicacies to take home. For bargain hunters and fussy shoppers alike, Lymington Market is a wonderfully characterful way to see what the town has to offer.
Enjoy the fresh sea air at Bournemouth Central Beach
Lymington sits nestled on the Solent, which gives it great access to a host of spectacular beaches nearby. One of the most popular, around 40 minutes away, is Bournemouth Central Beach. Boasting a huge range of facilities and splendid white sands, it’s a haven for beach-lovers to enjoy some of that priceless fresh sea air.
Whilst there, you can venture in to see more of Bournemouth. Take a trip along its classic pier or sample a taste of its vibrant nightlife, you won’t be disappointed.
Indulge in a spot of lunch at the Elderflower
Back in Lymington, there’s little danger of you going hungry. The streets are lined with eateries from fine dining spots to hearty gastro pubs, there’s something to suit everyone.
Our top pick of the moment is the Elderflower on Quay Street. Serving locally sourced modern British food with a hint of French influence, it’s a fun dining experience with quality at the heart. A string of awards backs its reputation, including a Michelin recommendation and 2 AA guide rosettes.
Set sail with Le Creux
Last but not least, it goes without saying that the best way to enjoy the town is by boat. Whether for business or pleasure, joining us aboard our charter boats here at Le Creux is something that should definitely be on your list. If you’re thinking of planning a trip for a celebration or would like to know more about our corporate boat charter, get in touch.