At the beginning of September, my family and I embarked on a few trips to seaside towns in the South of England. The main purpose of the flying visits was for my brother to look at universities he might want to go to next year. Since the unis he was looking at were all fairly close to the sea, we thought we’d take the chance to explore some of the pretty little towns and coastal spots that can be found in areas we’d not really been to before.
After spending a Saturday morning looking around the University of Southampton (and a very early start), we took a drive through the New Forest in search of a place to eat. We eventually arrived in Lymington, a quintessential port town with small independent shops and a peaceful marina. Lymington has to be one of the prettiest towns I’ve ever been to, with perfect places to eat and drink overlooking the rows of masts.
Lymington is right on the doorstep of the New Forest and, with Milford-On-Sea and the seaside resort of Bournemouth nearby, there are plenty of different places to discover in this part of the country. From the Midlands it took around two hours to travel down to, making it an area that can be easily reached for a day trip by the sea. I’d love to go back to the town again to have a closer look at all the little shops on the cobbled streets and to see what the pubs and bars by the quayside have to offer.
If you ever find yourself visiting the New Forest, I’d definitely recommend a trip to Lymington, especially if you’re looking for a picturesque spot for a bite to eat. For us, eating delicious fish and chips overlooking the harbour was the best way to end a long day of looking round unis and exploring new places!