Lymington, New Forest, Hampshire
This pretty little town is right on the edge of the Solent in the New Forest and is a big draw with the yachting fraternity as it has three marinas. It used to be a very active seaport so not surprisingly, has an interesting maritime history, and a darker one of smuggling. Lymington is one of those places, well, you know, there’s not a great deal to it really, but it’s so nice to go there and have a wander round and soak up the lovely atmosphere. You know, what’s wrong with strolling about the markets stalls that line the High Street on a Saturday, and ambling down the cobbled streets of the old town to the Quay to just sit and watch the boats come and go? If you fancy a bit of fun you can go in the sea water baths next to the Royal Lymington Yacht Club, and try some stand up paddle boarding or aqua jousting. Get on a boat and have a trip round the Solent, or wait till the evening and have a sunset cruise with Escape Yachting.
It only seems right to stop for a bite to eat whilst you’re here, so try The Elderflower, The Monkey House or Greedo; all are said to be very good.
All information correct at the time of writing