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Things to do in Lymington

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Café
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“Floor to ceiling windows and heated outdoor terrace put you in prime position to enjoy uninterrupted panoramic views of the marina, Lymington, the Solent and the Isle of Wight. From breakfast to sandwiches, lunches and dinners – homemade cakes and pastries, fresh seafood, popular sharing platters and old favourites alongside an ever-changing specials menu.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Museum
“You’ll learn lots about local history and traditions here. Occasional art gallery. Lovely cafe. Worth the visit. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bathing Area
“Fantastic open-air pool. Huge pool with big area of inflatable obstacles, paddle boards and splash pool. Changing facilities (basic) and small cafe. Great value on a sunny day, we love it! ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Right in the middle of the harbour with good views out towards the Isle of Wight”
  • 18 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Great for a morning coffee or evening cocktail. Amazing selection of specialist drinks and ideas for gifts.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Formal dining - good food in a beautiful Old Mill - lovely outdoor seating on a warm evening”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We love this place because David serves the most amazing fish dishes with care and flair!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Pub
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“A real pub with a real fire. My local haunt!! A good selection of ales, and the best Guinness in Lymington. Great pub menu also.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Corner Shop
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“The town centre offers a rich variety of shops and facilities including a launderette 100 yds away in New Street.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Shah excels at delivering high quality food and service. We go here a lot!!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Transportation
“Ferry to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, for a great day out on a sunny day. Expensive for cars, but foot passengers can get around the West Wight easily by bus: a trip to the Needles is highly recommended.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Route
“Loads of local shops. Great independent ladies clothes shops in particular. There are good boat chandlers for blokes to visit too! Designer Vintage at the bottom of the high street v good for preloaded top end brands. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“An excellent restaurant in nearby Milford on Sea where everything freshly cooked. Superb wine list. Try special Fish & Chips, Lobster and Steak nights.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pub
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“Great food, great atmosphere, and early evening deals like 'pizza and a pint'”
  • 8 locals recommend
Corner Shop
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  • 2 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“ Serving 7 days a week, the Haven is great for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Friday and Saturday nights are also buzzing. We LOVE the view over the marina, river and to the Isle of Wight. Walking the coastal wall from here is superb.”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“Floor to ceiling windows and heated outdoor terrace put you in prime position to enjoy uninterrupted panoramic views of the marina, Lymington, the Solent and the Isle of Wight. From breakfast to sandwiches, lunches and dinners – homemade cakes and pastries, fresh seafood, popular sharing platters and old favourites alongside an ever-changing specials menu.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“Formal dining - good food in a beautiful Old Mill - lovely outdoor seating on a warm evening”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We love this place because David serves the most amazing fish dishes with care and flair!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Shah excels at delivering high quality food and service. We go here a lot!!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“An excellent restaurant in nearby Milford on Sea where everything freshly cooked. Superb wine list. Try special Fish & Chips, Lobster and Steak nights.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pub
“Great food, great atmosphere, and early evening deals like 'pizza and a pint'”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A long-established Lymington favourite. In a converted church off the High Street. Nicola is very welcoming”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Large well serviced garden, family friendly. Ample Public Car Parking very close - Good value food, good service”
  • 5 locals recommend

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