Things to do in milford on sea | A Visitor's & Local's Guide

So much to do you'll need to come back again!

For such a small village, Milford on Sea and the surrounding areas provide a huge amount of things to do, and most of it for free! The beauty of its surroundings and the sea-views make Milford on Sea and the neighbours, Keyhaven and Barton on Sea a paradise for walkers, runners, cyclists, watersports enthusiasts and beach lovers.


In summer, the beaches make a great alternative to the busy beaches of Bournemouth, and in the winter, blustery walks along Hurst Spit followed by a good meal and a hot drink in one of the many excellent eateries is the order of the day, although if this isn't your thing, there's plenty more to keep you busy.

Milford on Sea offers some great places to visit, whether you're new to the area or been here hundreds of time. From stunning beaches and wonderful gardens, to an amazing 17th century castle built by Henry VIII.


See the area from a different perspective - enjoy the peace & quiet and amazing scenery and wildlife from the water. There are several different types of boat trips available, from tranquil ferry trips and Solent cruises to high speed powerboat sightseeing trips. Fishing is incredibly popular along the beaches of Milford and the surrounding area and there are also a number of sea fishing boat charters available from nearby Keyhaven & Lymington.


Due in large part to its fantastic location, Milford on Sea offers a huge variety of walks for all levels, from shingle walks on the beach and down Hurst Spit, to forest walks, cliff-top walks and of course walks around the village. Bike hire is also available.


As well as two convenience stores, several hair dressers/beauty salons and two news-agents, Milford on Sea has a number of small boutique gift shops stocking items from brands such as Cath Kidston & East of India.


Once again, Milford on Sea will surprise you with the number of places on offer for relaxing and pampering; everything from luxurious spa and holistic treatments to traditional beauty parlours and funky hairdressers. Whether you're a local or a visitor to Milford, we hope you'll find something here that will give you that extra special "something" to look forward to. Go on, treat yourself!


The New Forest Tour bus now stops in Milford on Sea (look out for the bus stops with the New Forest Tour sign). Approximate duration (without hopping off): 2 hours 20 minutes. Tours run from end June to mid September. The Blue Route takes you to the beautiful beaches and coastal scenery of the south west of the New Forest National Park. www.thenewforesttour.info