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A beautiful, Georgian market town, Lymington is situated on the southern edge of the New Forest, between Southampton and Bournemouth and at the western end of the Solent, an ideal base for your Solent yacht charter.

Lymington has a number of interesting independent shops including some designer boutiques. On Saturday an open market is held in the High Street, the origins of which date back to the 13th century.
At the bottom of the High Street you will find Old Town Quay, still used as a base by commercial fishing boats. Lymington is surrounded by outstanding natural beauty; to the north are the ancient woodlands and heathlands of the New Forest, covering an area of about 145 square miles, and to the south, the Solent and the Isle of Wight.
Wightlink operate a car ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth. Going west are four miles of coastal nature reserve ending at Hurst Spit which has received European and national recognition as a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

How to sail there
Situated at 50° 44′.20N 01° 30′.28W

Lymington Harbour Commissioners strictly enforce a six-knot speed restriction to the North of “Jack in the Basket”. The first port hand mark on the approaches to Lymington. (Flashing red. 5 seconds). Leading lights 319 degrees, fixed red 12/17m 8M.
The final approach is marked with port and starboard posts, most of which are lit and flash (2 seconds) to indicate port or starboard. Some posts are unlit and care should be taken when approaching at night.

During summer months, large ferries operate on a 24-hour basis. These vessels are limited by their draft, so are unable to give way to leisure craft so give them plenty of room to navigate at all times.
Prior to reaching “Harpers Post” an Easterly cardinal mark (Flashing Q3 every 10 seconds.), follow the leading lights (Fixed Orange) for Lymington Yacht Haven, or follow the river for Salterns or Town Key.

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