The Lymington Seafood Festival is one of the highlights of the summer social calendar in 2023, bringing friends, family, and visitors together to sample Neptune’s larder and culinary delights. There’s also great live music, entertainment, and superb shopping from the festival’s craft and market stalls.

The Lymington Seafood Festival covers the whole weekend from the 14th – 16th July, which is also one of the best months to visit this super little town. And if you decide to make your visit a short break or holiday, the town is a perfect base to see all the local attractions and spend days swimming and sunbathing on nearby gorgeous sandy beaches. Lymington is also just a few minutes’ drive to the pretty woods, vast heather plains, and wildflower-filled meadows of the New Forest National Park, where a walk to the pub alongside the region’s famous free-roaming ponies is always worth bringing your camera along. 

Thinking about where to stay or if you’re a local who would like to invite friends and family to join you – but haven’t the space to host them, there are some great options for accommodation from New Forest Cottages. They have over 70 houses, cottages, apartments, and cabins in Lymington for all budgets, sleeping from 2 – 9 guests. It’s worth bearing in mind that there are plenty of cottages located close to each other, providing a good option for multiple families or groups of friends wishing to holiday together but wanting their own accommodation and space.

Here’s a rundown of just some of the properties available to rent during the Lymington Seafood Festival 2023 – and these are dog-friendly too!

Red Robin sleeps 9

This substantial chalet bungalow’s large rooms flow seamlessly to create a spacious holiday home for friends and families to gather – it’s especially good if those in your party have limited mobility because there are double and twin bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor. The garden has swings for the little ones, a decking area with plenty of dining furniture for al fresco dining, and a huge wood cabin with its own bar area, TV and comfy sofas. See more about Red Robin    

The Buoys sleeps 6

Stay in this classy and beautifully furnished Victorian cottage if you want to be within toddling distance of the town’s lovely Georgian high-street shops, pubs and restaurants. Inside, the cottage is light, bright and spacious with French doors leading to a pretty garden laden with quality dining furniture and a cute summer house at the end of the lawn.  Find out more about The Buoys

Pebble Cottage sleeps 4

Guests love the chic and stylish décor and furnishings of Pebble Cottage. It’s super close to the marinas and saltwater lido baths and is en route to Keyhaven Nature Reserve. There’s an ensuite king bedroom, and the second bedroom is a very roomy twin. The well-tended garden is a joy to sit in with a dining set on a patio at the end of the garden and a bistro set outside the kitchen door for a morning coffee in the sun. More information about Pebble Cottage…

Sandpipers sleeps 2

Couples will have a wonderful stay in this charming boutique holiday pad in the centre of town. It’s cosy but definitely not small and sprinkled with lashings of design style. The kitchen is well equipped with a treasure trove of mod cons and a dining table for four – just in case you want to invite some friends over. Outside is a twee south-west facing courtyard garden accessorised with potted plants, mirrors and a cast iron dining table and chairs, creating a perfect spot to relax in the sunshine with a cold drink after a day exploring. See more about Sandpipers

There are many more places to stay in Lymington during the festival CLICK HERE to see the full collection of cottages in Lymington. Or go to