Bath Rd, Lymington, SO41 3SE
Cruising from Lymington you have a wonderful choice of destinations:
In just 10 minutes there is unlimited tidal access to The Solent with its wide variety of ports. At the western end of The Solent lies Keyhaven, with its unspoilt creeks and sheltered anchorage, ideal for a quiet overnight stop or a visit to Hurst Castle. Next comes Lymington with a choice of berths near the river entrance in the Yacht Haven marina, or the Town Quay near the centre of town, close to the picturesque cobbled streets and wide choice of restaurants and pubs. Or you could choose Yarmouth, on the Isle of Wight opposite Lymington, another ideal overnight stop with various good dining places and pubs. Further along The Solent there is Beaulieu with historic Bucklers Hard, Newtown Creek, and of course Cowes, the mecca of sailing with its own special yachting atmosphere. From Cowes, the choice of destinations goes on: the river Medina and Folly Inn, the marinas at Southampton, Hamble, historic Portsmouth, and the pretty harbours of Chichester and Bembridge.
Westwards just 3 hours takes you to the beautiful Poole Harbour, with its quiet anchorages behind Brownsea Island or Long Island, or the contrasting new marina at Poole Quay.
For the more adventurous, Lymington is an ideal base for a Channel crossing to the French coast or the Channel Islands. Cherbourg is an ideal first destination with its good facilities, and is a good base from which to explore a number of the smaller interesting French ports, or to move on to the Channel Islands, opening up another delightful cruising area.
Directions from the North:
Take the A34 then M3. At junction 14 follow signs to The West M27. At M27 junction 1 leave the motorway a follow signs to Lyndhurst A337. At Lyndhurst follow signs to Brockenhurst A337, go through Brockenhurst towards Lymington. On approaching Lymington pass under a railway bridge then turn left at the next roundabout onto the B3054. Carry straight on across the next 2 roundabouts along Gosport Street. Then you will come to a sharp right bend turning into Lymington high street, here do not turn right, but carry straight on into Captains Row. Continue round the sharp left bend, then sharp right bend into Bath Road, then after about half a mile turn left into the car park, just before a sharp right hand bend. At the far end of the car park there is a slipway with a path to the right hand side leading to the 'Dan Bran' pontoons.
Bavaria 38 'Dotty Dot' is in berth no. 52. There is a locked gate at the entrance to the pontoon so you will need to call our mobile to let you in.
There is parking, either in the car park, or go out of the car park, turn left, go past the pub and park in the road. Alternatively go out of the car park, turn right then left, and park in the road (residential area).
Rail: Lymington Town railway station is off the main line from London Waterloo to Weymouth and you need to change at Brockenhurst. A taxi from the station is about £8, or it takes about 20 minutes to walk.