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  • Rent a boat in Lymington

    Looking for something different for your next getaway to the New forest? Rent a boat in Lymington and experience a little laid back luxury with guaranteed water views on the edge of this unique National Park. 

    Stay on a boat in Lymington

    Stay on a boat in Lymington

    If you are looking for a place to stay in the New Forest and would like to experience unusual accommodation, then staying on a boat is perfect. Lymington is a beautiful Georgian market town on the southern edge of the New Forest, between Southampton and Bournemouth.

    Easy accessible from London by road and rail, Lymington has become one of the Southern UK’s holiday hotspots. The high street features a number of independent shops and designer boutiques and a fantastic street market, the origins are alleged to date back to the 13th century.

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    The picturesque old town quay is accessed by a cobbled street where there are further shops, pubs, restaurants and chandlers. The bustling quay is also used by visiting yachtsmen and is used as a base by the town’s fishing boats. You can visit to find out more including what's on and what's great about Lymington.

    Lymington's 2 principle marina's are Lymington Yacht Haven and Berthon Marina. Both are 5 star marinas with fantastic facilities for boat owners and visitors alike including shops, chandlers and their respective restaurants The Haven Bar & Bistro and The Shipyard Restaurant & Bar.

    Rent a boat in Lymington

    Zen Dog

    Mike, owner of Zen Dog, is typical of so many boat owners. His wife didn't quite share his boating enthusiasm and his teenagers were busy developing their own lives, so the dream of spending every weekend on the boat hasn’t come true.

    Mike contemplated selling his boat but after a meeting with the beds on board team he found a way to offset some of the cost of ownership and at the same time share his boat with people looking to experience the boating lifestyle.

    What guests say about Mike

    "Our weekend away on the Zen Dog can only be described as perfect. The location was stunning and facilities outstanding. The boat itself was a real luxury! With everything we needed. Comfortable beds & lounge areas. We loved our stay. There are plenty of places to visit locally, fantastic food at the local pubs & a great bar at the yacht Haven itself! Thank you for a wonderful stay." Ian, Beds on Board guest.

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    Stay on a boat in the New Forest

    Mike's top 5 things to do in the New Forest

    I want people to have a good time on my boat, so I make sure they know all the area has to offer.

    • Great walks along the seawall with stunning views.
    • Bring bikes or hire them locally - the trails are excellent.
    • Take the ferry to Isle of Wight from Lymington in the morning, have lunch in Yarmouth, then a sundowner back on the boat in Lymington - perfect. 
    • For kids, a visit to the National Motor museum is a must.
    • Visit Hurst Castle, built by Henry VIII as a coastal fortress which once emprisoned King Charles I