2022 is a golden anniversary year for Lymington Yacht Haven. Nestled between a Georgian market-town and Hampshire’s New Forest, this well-established marina goes quietly from strength to strength.
Family-owned, and 50 years on, still family-run, this marina has been welcoming boat enthusiasts for half a century and continues to be a firm favourite with Solent sailors because of its full-tide access, protected harbour and five-star facilities.
Re-accredited with their Five Gold Anchor award last year, they continue to achieve excellence in their processes and standards of practice, with the added convenience of being a fully-serviced marina with a boatyard and chandlery on-site.
But the Yacht Haven Group’s winning card has always been its people. Priding themselves on having helpful staff on-site 24/7, there is always someone to take your lines and extend a warm welcome.
From the Haven Masters to the boatyard crew; this friendly team run an efficient marina with the comfort and safety of visitors and their boats the number one priority. Extending everyone the same warmth; from berth-holders, visitors, staff, restaurant-goers and event holders to the communities they serve.
FACILITIES & BERTHING
Happy to go the extra mile, the Lymington Yacht Haven team deliver a comprehensive set of boating services.
- Annual and visitor berthing;
- More than 600 berths – to suit almost any boat;
- Modern pontoon berths for quick and easy access;
- Free water and Wi-Fi at every berth as well as 16 or 32 amp electricity;
- 50 ton boat hoist and hard standing for 230 boats;
- Yacht Charter and Boat Club on-site;
- Well-stocked chandlery and convenience store (open daily);
- Boat repairs, shipwrights, engineers, electronics, riggers and more;
- 24-hour security and CCTV;
- 24-hour access to modern washrooms and laundry facilities;
- Dedicated disabled facilities;
- On-water petrol, diesel & Calor/Camping Gaz available 24/7 (and ice for your gin!);
- On-water sewage pump-out facility;
- Recycling for glass, cardboard, oil and more;
- Haven Bar and Restaurant;
- Bike and G-Tech electric bike hire;
- Ample free car parking;
- Electric car charging points;
- Sea wall and nature reserve access;
- Lymington High Street and other amenities a short walk.
This magnificent coastline of nature reserves and beaches hosts a surprising variety of sailing conditions, running between England’s south coast mainland and the Isle of Wight.
It is a popular cruising and international racing ground, offering plenty of sailing options; whether you are planning day trips, coastal adventures, dropping anchor in sheltered waters or competing in one of the races and regattas.
For day sailing and anchorages, for example, choose a quiet natural harbour like Newtown Creek or head for Southampton. Beyond the Solent, to the West, there is the natural harbour of Poole or the sandy beaches of Studland Bay. And there is Portsmouth to the East – one of the most historical harbours in the UK.
The Haven Bar and Restaurant is the social hub of the marina, with the best view in town. It offers a delightful menu of freshly sourced produce and drinks, seven days a week. Enjoy something chilled and a delicious meal in either the cosy snug, spacious restaurant or festoon-lit terrace.
There are lots of great pubs and restaurants within walking distance, but if you would prefer to venture further afield there are plenty of New Forest pubs and Isle of Wight delights.
THINGS TO DO
If you are a novice or just want to enjoy boats without the overheads, there is Lymington Boat Club. Boasting a diverse fleet of well-maintained boats it is membership controlled, to ensure everyone enjoys unlimited access for a single annual fee.
Bike and electric bike hire is available from the marina. Explore the New Forest National Park with its varied coastal and inland cycle routes.
Take in the scenery and enjoy the wildlife by walking or biking. Pick up the footpath from the marina and head out to the sea wall – popular with birders and photographers – leading to the Lymington and Keyhaven Nature Reserve (dogs on leads for this bit please) beyond.
The Georgian town of Lymington is also only a short walk away, with its traditional Saturday market, lovely independent boutiques, cafes, chandleries and high street stores.
“Excellent customer service, great facilities, fabulous bar and restaurant. Thoroughly recommend.” 5* C WC
“Popped in to this marina on Saturday having taken our boat from Poole for a day trip, great marina with lovely staff who were really friendly and helpful.” 5* Steve Wells
VHF Channel 80. Call sign ‘Lymington Yacht Haven’