Lymington is one of the UK’s premier yachting centres and is located in an enviable position at the ‘gateway’ to the western Solent making it a popular destination for sailors, power boaters and cruisers throughout the season. The harbour is easily accessible with deep water access to all visitor mooring areas.
There is a wide choice of berths and facilities available in the sheltered waters of the Lymington River, ranging from fully serviced marinas to walk ashore berths and mooring buoys at Town Quay, right at the centre of the town. The harbour also boasts the very popular ‘Dan Bran’ pontoon where up to fifty (10m) boats can be moored together thus making for a great party atmosphere for visiting rallies.
A major draw to Lymington is the Saturday market which lines both sides of the Georgian High Street, the origins of which date back to the 13th century. Here colourful stalls can be found selling local produce, antiques, art, fashion and just about everything else. The High Street and adjacent courtyards is full of interesting small shops, designer boutiques, and a good selection of pubs, restaurants and cafes. Visit our Town and Area Guide and Things to See and Do sections to find out more.
In addition to its popularity with cruising yachts and powerboats, Lymington hosts many racing events every season. Read more in Local Yacht Clubs and Racing.
As well as recreational craft, there are also a large number of commercial movements with car ferries, passenger trip boats and commercial craft up to 65m in length moving in and out of the harbour and river. In this busy marine environment it is essential for everyone’s safety and enjoyment that all water users understand how to navigate safely in a crowded river and harbour, and know the local regulations as well as the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGs). Please take time to view the Safety & Navigation section which provides navigational information.
We look forward to welcoming you to Lymington!