Situated on the shores of the Solent at the southern edge of the New Forest, the picturesque Georgian market town of Lymington is a world famous sailing resort. Each year thousands of visiting seafaring types are amply catered for by sizeable world-class marinas and sailing clubs. The Old town Quay is popular with tourists and offers private sailing instruction, motor boating, fishing trips and ferry rides to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. There is also a 19th century open-air heated swimming pool just a short walk from the quayside.
The High Street is reached via a series of unique cobbled streets and is overlooked by the 13th century St. Thomas’ Parish Church. Lined with designer boutiques, independent outlets, gift shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, the High Street also plays host to Saturdays bustling street market. There are also several parks in and around the town and a state of the art leisure centre. For those who desire a bit of outdoor adventure there is, of course a magnificent 145 square miles of the New Forest on the doorstep.
An absolutely beautiful town with more than enough to keep the discerning visitor happy, Lymington makes an ideal destination for a seaside holiday and a perfect kicking off point from which to explore the fascinating Hampshire coast.
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