Other Local Towns and Centres


New Milton & Barton   Milford on Sea   Lymington   Highcliffe   Christchurch


New Milton & Barton on Sea

New Milton is situated between the sea and the New Forest, which has recently been designated a National Park, to the east and north, making it a perfect base for visiting the surrounding area.

The Town is easily accessible by train, bus or car and is conveniently situated about half way between Bournemouth and Southampton. A street market held every Wednesday enhances the Town centre shopping area, which has two supermarkets, a department store, a wide variety of other shops, restaurants and pubs.

One mile to the south of the Town centre is Barton-on-Sea, renowned for its internationally famous fossil beds. Here can be found many pleasant walks along the cliff top or beach, a 27-hole golf course, and eating places to suit everyone’s pocket.
Travel a short distance east from the Town and you will enter the New Forest with its diversity of scenery, flora and fauna, including the famous ponies roaming free.
New Milton has hotels and bed & breakfast establishments available for visitors, or, on the outskirts of the Town, there are holiday parks and camping sites.

   Town Council Web Site


Milford on Sea

The large village of Milford on Sea is located on the south coast of England in the county of Hampshire. With a population of approximately 5,000, Milford has a variety of shops, restaurants and pubs in its high street, which borders the village green.

The village is scenic in location, protected from development by a surrounding "green-belt" of land. From the beach in Milford The Needles of the Isle of Wight are on most days clearly visible.

   Main Information and Community Web Site

   A Visitors Guide Web Site



Lymington on the west bank of the Lymington River is a port on the Solent, in the New Forest district of Hampshire, England. It is to the east of the South East Dorset conurbation, and faces Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight which is connected to it by a car ferry, operated by Wightlink. The town has a large tourist industry, based on proximity to the New Forest and the harbour. It is a major yachting centre with three marinas. According to the 2001 census the Lymington urban area had a population of about 14,000.

The town has many shops, catering for tourists and sailing enthusiasts alike. There is a local market every Saturday, which takes place in the main High Street. The market is fairly typical for southern England, selling a selection of cheap general household items, craft items and a selection of food produce from the local area.

   Main Community Web Site

   Lymington.Com Web Site

   Lymington Town Tours Web Site

   St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery Web Site

   Town Council Web Site



Highcliffe in Dorset - or Highcliffe on Sea to give it its full name.

We've got it all! Award winning beaches and superb views. Walk in nature reserves, where wildlife abounds. We even have a cliff top castle overlooking the beach, and are only a 5 minute drive to the New Forest.

Highcliffe also has a variety of restaurants, cafes, bars, and a range of out of the ordinary shops.

   Community Web Site



Christchurch Town has existed in one form or another since the iron age when the area between the river Avon and the river Stour was used as a trading point and safe mooring for visiting traders. Throughout history the town has adapted to suit the era and today as a result has a multitude of tales to tell and features to see.

Still welcoming visitors this area of coastline remains unknown to many and a jewel in the crown of those who have the good fortune to find us. A tremendous sense of community exists between those who have lived here all their lives and those who have settled here from other areas.

   Christchurch Visitor Web Site

   Red House Museum Web Site