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Parking is limited in Lymington so we advise everyone where possible to think about how your car can be left at home for the day. Whether it’s a gentle stroll, getting on your bikes or letting the train take the strain?

Thinking of making a weekend of it? The New Forest is the perfect destination to take in the festival, then head off and explore everything else it has to offer.

New Forest tourism website has heaps of inspiration Days Out In The New Forest Ideas & Inspiration  for things to do or places to stay  Accommodation in the New Forest | Places to stay – The New Forest

If you can, please try and book direct…..it puts a bit more money into local businesses, rather the big ‘tax efficient’ tech businesses pockets.

How would you like to travel?

Lymington gets very busy, so expect traffic to be heavier and parking spaces to be snaffled early. For car park information click here

The train from Brockenhurst to Lymington Town Station takes 8 mins and runs every 30mins across the weekend. See Trainline for times. Additional carriages will be laid on over the weekend.

From Lymington Town Station it’s about a 15min walk, that’s if you don’t stop for a quick refreshment enroute.

https://www.thetrainline.com/

If it’s a little too far to walk, then peddle power is the way to arrive. There will be bike racks on site, plus the park has lots of other places to secure your bikes for the day.

Why not cycle from Brockenhurst with http://www.newforestcyclehire.co.uk/

All aboard, tickets please. Whether you are traveling from Southampton, Ashurst or Lyndhurst, Blue Star run regular services through out the day.

http://www.bluestarbus.co.uk/

Or why not take advantage of the open-top New Forest Tour Bus http://thenewforesttour.info/routes/

If you’re heading in from Bournemouth, Christchurch or New Milton, then below is the link for More Bus, are on hand to get you around safely.

More Bus

Of course the only way to arrive is by sea! Lymington is one of the UK’s premier yachting centres and is located in an enviable position at the ‘gateway’ to the western Solent making it a popular destination for sailors, power boaters and cruisers throughout the season.

The harbour is easily accessible with deep water access to all visitor mooring areas. There is a wide choice of berths and facilities ranging from private marinas to Lymington Harbour Commission’s own walk ashore berths and the new moorings at the Town Quay and the popular Dan Bran pontoon so hop on your own boat and come and visit. For bookings with Lymington Harbour click HERE

Wightlink. Don’t own your own boat, don’t worry you can also reach us from the Isle of Wight with Wightlink on their Yarmouth to Lymington service.

Coral Star. Or why not hop on the Coral Star who will be running regular ferries from Yarmouth to Lymington all weekend. For prices and pre-booking see HERE

Stay

Even better why not make a weekend of it… there are a wide choice of options to stay in Lymington and the surrounding area, here are some of our recommended partners…

Pleases From the Organisers

  • We are being granted a licence based on current (March 2nd 2021) government guidelines. The capacity is capped to ensure social distancing is possible. We’ll also provide sanitiser stations, more seating and queuing systems. You’ll know as much as us on what Boris & Co announce, so keep an eye on changes.
  • If the event has to be cancelled, tickets will automatically be rolled over to 2022.
  • If you can please leave the car at home. It’s better for the environment and you don’t have to worry about a ‘designated driver’.
  • If you do drive, please park sensibly and with consideration. Don’t block drives or mess up grass verges.
  • There is no glass allowed on site. Unless it’s the pair that helps you read a menu!
  • Well behaved dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead. We’ll have water bowls available.
  • Please don’t bring your own food or drinks. We will confiscate them, of course you can have your shopping back later, but after they’ve been left it out in the sun all day so its all nice and warm.

Keep checking the website and our Facebook page @lymingtonseafoodfestival for more information over the coming months.