Discover coastal Lymington; the perfect relocation destination
09 September 2022
The Georgian market town of Lymington is set on the coast in the beautiful New Forest National Park. The area boasts a bustling high street, two large marinas filled with fishing boats and yachts and a local weekly market dating back to the 13th century. Moreover, it is surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the New Forest and has railway lines to Brockenhurst with links to the south coast making it easily accessible to London.
The coastal town is also soon to be home to our very own Pegasus Lymington Gate community, located on Stanford Hill, known as ‘The Gateway to Lymington’. This beautiful collection of 44 age-exclusive apartments will offer those who live there a sociable and independent lifestyle in an ideal location; just a short walk from the bustling town centre and the cobbled streets of Lymington Quay.
Read on to discover the lifestyle that could be on your doorstep if you were to make Pegasus Lymington Gate home.
Sea & Sailing
Lymington has a thriving marine industry; you’ll find two marinas here and two sailing clubs - The Royal Lymington Yacht Club and Lymington Town. The buzzing harbour is where the Lymington River meets the Solent and is a working fishing port. From the cobbled Town Quay you can take fishing trips, mini cruises and direct trips to the Isle of Wight and hire speed boats and yachts for the day.
Eat & Drink
From waterfront restaurants, to historic pubs, quirky cafes and modern bars you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to food & drink in Lymington. Its seaside location on the Solent means that fresh fish is often caught and landed here so you can also expect to see many fish and seafood dishes on offer. If it's fantastic views of the Solent you’re after, The Haven Bar & Restaurant provides the best along with a nautical buzz and fantastic food. For a cosy waterside pub, the Ship Inn serves freshly cooked pub-food with great views over the river, making it hard to beat!
Arts & Culture
A major draw to Lymington is the Saturday market which lines both sides of the Georgian High Street, the origins of which date back to the 13th century. Here you’ll find colourful stalls selling artisan produce, antiques, art, fashion, gifts and flowers & plants. The colourful and vibrant high street also boasts many independent shops & boutiques along with a gold post box; a tribute to local Olympian Sir Ben Ainslie. To learn more about the town, head to St Barbe Museum, an art gallery with a year round programme of exhibitions, as well as a museum which offers insight into Lymington’s historical past.