to LYMINGTON Harbour
LYMINGTON is a bustling market town with a wide variety of shops from picturesque boutiques on the cobbled quay to the larger supermarkets. The Georgian and Victorian architecture and the varied and colourful history helps to create a distinctive quaintness drawing visitors back time and again.
Things to Do. Walk the coastal path on the Solent Way and cycle in the surrounding New Forest; take a ferry trip to the Isle of Wight; swim in the outdoor or indoor swimming pools; learn about the history at the St. Barbe Museum; buy an antique or find a bargain in the Saturday market. All this within walking distance of your boat. The restaurants and hostelries are too numerous to mention!
Harbour Facilities.The two marinas (VHF Channel 80) provide all the facilities and services one would expect of a leading yacht centre but if you want to absorb the atmosphere in the very centre of town, go right in to the Town Quay where facilities are limited but charges very reasonable and there is room for 150 visiting boats (maximum 12m overall length). There are two yacht clubs and several boat yards, chandlers and marine engineers to choose from.
Harbour Rules. Please keep below 6 knots (4 knots inside the wave screens). It is not permitted to water ski, jet ski or wind surf, nor is anchoring allowed.
Navigation. Way point 50° 44' .20N 01° 30' .28W. On this approach the Yacht Club race starting platform is the first thing you should see. Leave this well to starboard. Access is available at all states of the tide. There are 2 metres depth below chart datum provided one keeps well between the red and green piles marking the main channel. Always give way to the ferry which runs at 20 minute intervals and where possible keep at a distance. At night the piles are lit green and red (all flashing every 2 secs). Leading lights for entering the river are fixed red on 319°T.
Lymington Harbour Commissioners is the harbour authority and the Harbour Master may be contacted at the Harbour Office.