Local Services | A visitor's & Local's Guide

Local Services & Getting around

There are lots of useful services based in Milford - offering everything from health care to gardening! Milford on Sea is well connected, with bus links to Bournemouth and Lymington, local taxi services, ferries, nearby train stations and airports all in easy reach. Click the links below to take you to the relevant section.



Milford on Sea is served by the Wilts and Dorset X1 service from Bournemouth to Lymington.

The full timetable can be downloaded can be found on the Wilts and Dorest 'morebus' website: Wilts and Dorset website


Some of the taxi companies serving Milford on Sea:

Abacus Cars - Tel: 01425 638100

37 Station Road, New Milton, BH25 6HR

DJ Mini Buses - Providing transport for hire for up to 16 seats to airports, docks, clubs | [email protected] | 01590 643228

Ocean Cars - http://www.oceancars.co.uk | Email [email protected] | Telephone 01425 612211


From Milford on Sea, New Milton, Lymington and Brockenhurst train stations are all in easy reach.

Sightseeing Tour

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 usuallly run from end June to mid September.  Check their websitefor current dates and timetables.

The Blue Route takes you to the beautiful beaches and coastal scenery of the south west of the New Forest National Park.  See the New Forest Tour website for maps and more information.

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.

Wightlink Ferries also run from Lymington to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight.


Milford on Sea is within a 40 minute drive of two airports - Bournemouth and Southampton.



Health Care


Milford on Sea Medical Centre | Sea Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0PG | 01590 643022 | www.milfordmedicalcentre.com

Holidaymakers staying within the practice boundary are welcome to use our services providing they are a registered NHS patient elsewhere. You will need to complete a Temporary Registration form before seeing a doctor or nurse. This is available from reception or from the link below.

Temporary Registration Form


Bupa Dental Care Milford on Sea | High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QF | 01590 645343 | website

The practice was established over 30 years ago and is fully equipped with modern, up to date technology. They offer a wide range of treatments under the NHS system, Bupa Dental Essentials and also privately.

Vehicle Services

Milford Car Wash

Milford Car Wash | Keyhaven Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QY

Hand car wash offering a variety of valet services.

Open 7 days a week 8am-6pm


Harfield Motors | 7 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QF | 01590 642261 | website

An independent garage, serving Milford on Sea and the surrounding area.

Open Monday - Friday:   8.30am - 5.30pm & Saturday:  8.30am - 1:00pm

Animal Care Services


Milford on Sea Veterinary Clinic | High Street, Milford on Sea, Hampshire, SO41 0QG, Tel: 01590 645333

Milford's very own vets.

Doggy Fashions

Doggy Fashions | 77 High Street, Milford on Sea, Milford On Sea, SO41 0QG | 01590 641666

Dog clipping and grooming.

Garden Services

Ground Pepper

Ground Pepper Garden Services

Based in Milford on Sea, Ground Pepper is run by Tom Pepper, RHS Plantsman. Working in and around Hampsire and the New Forest, Ground Pepper offer a wide range of gardening services and are specialists in new planting projects and garden maintainance. Whether you’re in need of a garden tidy or simply want some green fingered expertise Ground Pepper can help! www.groundpeppergardenservices.co.uk