The area and things to do

At Needles View you are fantastically placed the coast and The New Forest.

The cliff top at Barton on sea is a beautiful location with splendid panoramic views over the whole of Christchurch bay. From Hurst castle, Isle of Wight and the Needles to the east and as far as Swanage and Studland to the west.

With its cliff top and coastal walks this is an ideal location for those who love to enjoy the great outdoors. A  few miles to the east is Keyhaven and Pennington Marshes wildlife reserve, one of the best bird watching spots in Hampshire.

4 miles to the east of the apartment are the villages of Milford on Sea and Keyhaven. Milford has a wide range of village shops, restaurants and pubs. From Keyhaven a ferry may be taken to Hurst castle (summer only). Built by Henry VIII to defend the Solent it was once the prison of Charles I. Visitors can explore its fortifications and look out over the Solent to the Isle of Wight.

Lymington, 7 miles to the east has a very busy Saturday market offering local foods, crafts and antiques. The high street has a wide range of shops restaurants and coffee shops. Exploring beyond the high street will lead you down a cobbled street to the town quay where you can watch luxury yachts and other boats come and go. From here you may take a boat trip down the Lymington River or even over to the Isle of Wight.

A 15 minute drive away will find you in The New Forest which was formed over 900 years ago as a royal hunting ground for deer. Today however it is Britain’s newest national park and everyone can enjoy the beauty of its forests and open spaces. The area offers endless opportunities for interesting walks and safe traffic free cycle rides.

Beaches, coastal walks, local towns, villages and bird watching

http://www.solentway.co.uk
Barton beach, across the road
Milford On Sea
Bournemouth beach – http://www.bournemouth.co.uk
Mudeford - information on cruises here http://www.mudefordferry.co.uk
Highcliffe Castle
Lymington
Keyhaven and Pennington Marshes Wildlife reserve

 

The New Forest

Walks, cycling , New forest villages, Horse riding
www.thenewforest.co.uk
http://www.cyclex.co.uk/product/new_forest_bike_hire/index.html  Cycle hire.
www.burleyvilla.co.uk - horse riding
www.forestparkridingstables.co.uk - horse riding
www.beaulieu.co.uk
www.thewwwsite.com/walks.htm

Children

Marwell Zoo  http://www.marwell.org.uk
Otter and Owl Santuary  http://www.newforestwildlifepark.co.uk
Longdown Dairy Farm  http://www.longdownfarm.co.uk
Moors Valley Country park www.moors-valley.co.uk/
Paultons Park www.paultonspark.co.uk

Golf

www.bosgc.co.uk

Restaurants

www.pebblebeach-uk.com - award winning restaurant directly opposite Needles View.

www.beachcomber-cafe.co.uk - cafe serving delicious freshly cooked breakfasts/lunches and teas also opposite Needles View.