VHF Channel 66
call sign, Lymington Harbour (office hours)



I would like to extend a very warm welcome from Lymington Harbour and the town.

Lymington River and its approaches offer a safe haven for all visiting yachtsmen. We have a beautiful river and harbour area, and we pride ourselves on offering a friendly and professional welcome to all visitors. All the mooring and berthing facilities are now detailed in this new and comprehensive website.

The historic market town is just a short walk from the river and full of interesting shops, designer boutiques, pubs, cafes, restaurants and accommodation. The Saturday market, dating back to the 13th century, is held on the High Street and is continuingly popular throughout the year.

The New Forest National Park, with its beautiful ancient woodlands and heathlands, is practically on our doorstep, and offers miles unspoiled walking trails, cycle ways and classic English villages to explore and enjoy. It’s no wonder these majestic woodlands inspired Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien.

I hope you have a great visit and will come back and see us again soon! 


Ryan Willegers
Harbour Master & Chief Executive

Local Information

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Notices to Mariners

Relocation of Tar Barrel Navigation Beacon

No. 4 of 2017

Notice is hereby given that with immediate effect the ‘Tar Barrel’ starboard navigation beacon (pile) has been relocated approximately 10m east from its previous position. Read more...

Unstable River Wall – Exclusion Zone

No. 3 of 2017

Lymington Harbour Commissioners have received advice from New Forest District Council that part of the river wall which lies adjacent to and south of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club is unstable.


Lighting and Marking of Starting Platform

​​Number 3 OF 2016
Notice is hereby given that with immediate effect the Royal Lymington Yacht Club starting platform at the entrance to the Lymington River is now marked and lit as a special mark. Read more...
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News articles

All Change at the Helm

We enter the new sailing season with a change at the helm of Lymington Harbour Commissioners. Read more...

Beware Thefts

There has been a spate of thefts of tenders or tender outboards from the Fortuna pontoon with nine incidents of theft reported in late April/early May. Read more...

New Harbour Patrol RIB

On the 12th May 2017 LHC took delivery of a new Harbour Patrol RIB. Read more...
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Round the Island Race 2017

Competitors come from all over the world to follow the 50 nautical mile course each year around the Isle of Wight. Read more...

Lymington Arts Festival

Lymington Arts Festival will encompass a variety of arts activities including Art, Crafts, Dance, Drama, Embroidery, Floristry, Music, Photography, Poetry, Sculpture, Quilts & Textiles. All performance venues are free entry to watch. Read more...

Curious Arts festival

Curious is a festival like no other. Taking place each July in the breathtaking grounds of Pylewell Park, it is dreamy, eccentric, fun and ultimately, irresistible. Read more...
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