Washrooms and Showers

Town Quay - Facilities are available adjacent to the visitor pontoon and are open all year round. A PIN code is required to gain access and is available from the Harbour Office.

To help combat Covid, an enhanced cleaning regime is in place. During cleaning periods, the washrooms will be closed and we ask for your patience while cleaning is taking place.

IMPORTANT: Our washroom facilities at Town Quay are being refurbished. Based on the latest information from New Forest District Council the refurbished facilities are expected to reopen on the 1st June 2022.


Until the refurbished facilities reopen, we are providing temporary shower facilities for visiting yacht crews using the Town Quay moorings albeit their is no room to provide dedicated toilet facilities. New Forest District Council are providing temporary public toilets.


Visitors staying on a Town Quay berth or mooring until the 1st June, do so on the understanding that there are limited facilities available. 

Dan Bran Pontoon - Visitors to our Dan Bran pontoon have access to the Lymington Town Sailing Club changing rooms (including washrooms/shower). A PIN code is required to gain access and is available from the Harbour Office.

We have also leased two shower units and one toilet/baby changing unit in the adjacent public toilet block for our customers’ exclusive use. A PIN code is required to gain access and is available from the Harbour Office. While we recognise that these are basic facilities, they do allow us to minimise congestion at busy times.


Free Wi-Fi internet access is available at the Town Quay, Harbour Master and Dan Bran visitor moorings. The access code is available at the Harbour Office or on your Harbour mooring receipt. 

Waste Disposal

Facilities for yachtsmen's landed waste are provided at various landing points around the harbour to help you dispose of your waste responsibly.

Lymington Harbour Commissioners provide waste disposal and glass recycling facilities at the bridge head to the Dan Bran pontoon and in a separate bin store within the visitor washroom building at Town Quay. The latter requires a key code to gain access. This will be provided by harbour staff when collecting mooring payment and will be printed on your mooring receipt.

Lymington Harbour Commissioners encourage all vessels to segregate their waste and recycle where possible.

Note: The bin store within the washroom building at Town Quay is closed until the 2nd May 2022 due to building refurbishment. Over this period, temporary bins are located on the pontoon at the foot of the gangway.

International Catering Waste

Your food waste (and anything contaminated by the waste, for example a milk carton) is considered ICW if your vessel (except fishing vessels) has travelled from outside the territorial waters (12 nautical miles) of the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, even if you stocked up for the entire journey in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man. In order to prevent outbreaks of notifiable diseases like foot and mouth disease you are required to dispose of this waste separately from domestic, general waste.

If you need to dispose of ICW please let the Harbour Office know. We will provide you with a bin bag which we would ask you to seal the ICW in. Please give the sealed bag to one of our River Staff who will take it to a separate container for specialist disposal or you may bring it to the yard by appointment.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Sewage Discharge & Pump Out Facilities

The water quality of the Lymington River estuary is extremely important to Lymington Harbour Commission and it is an offence under the Lymington Harbour 2014 General Directions to discharge pollutants into the harbour.

When in the harbour, crew of moored craft without holding tanks should use the shore side washroom facilities provided. For boats with holding tanks, a sewage pump out facility is available at the Lymington Yacht Haven refuelling berth at a cost of £6.00. Call 01590 677071. 

Further information and education on the harmful effects discharging sewage is available HERE.

Public Slipways

There is a public slipway from the Bath Road car park; a charge is made for launching. Pay the harbour staff if present on the slipway, at the adjacent Harbour Office, scan the QR code on the charges sign on the slipway for the payment app or click on the button below. 

IMPORTANT: Do not launch until payment has been made or the published penalty fee will apply.


Please note slipway safety information HERE.

Please note that Personal Water Craft are not permitted within Lymington Harbour limits.

From time to time it is necessary to introduce temporary slipway closures to allow organised events to launch and recover large numbers of dinghies in safety. When this occurs, typically the slipway will be closed for up to an hour. For a list of planned closures please click HERE.

Fuel & Water

Water may be obtained on the two public landings (the Harbour Master Pontoon & Town Quay), and on the Dan Bran pontoon. You must supply your own hose. Fuel and water is also available at Berthon Lymington Marina and Lymington Yacht Haven. The locations of the fuel stations are shown on the Harbour Map.

Scrubbing Grids

Two areas are available, at the Town Quay slipway and three areas immediately north of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club. Reservations and payment must be made through the Harbour Office on 01590 672014 or in person.

 For a full list of charges please click HERE.

 For information on discharging your environmental responsibilities when scrubbing off or removing and applying antifouling paint please click HERE.

 For guidance on how to use the scrubbing grids safely please click HERE.

Public Landings

There are public landings at Town Quay and the Harbour Masters’ Pontoon adjacent to the Bath Road car park. The Town Quay landing is reserved for commercial users only.

Public landings are intended for pick up/drop off only and are used regularly by a wide range of leisure and commercial users. Please vacate the berth as soon as possible to avoid inconveniencing other mariners. If you would like to moor for longer please check visitor berth availability with harbour staff.

Boats must not be left unattended on the Town Quay landing or within the yellow hatched designated emergency services area at the Harbour Master Pontoon.


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