Lymington Slipway provides a good starting point for a number of trips in the Western Solent. Situated next to the Royal Lymington Yacht Club there is ample parking in a large public carpark although in the height of the Summer this can get quite busy. Use of the slipway for sea kayaks is free and car parking charges are reasonable.

A section of the car park borders the beer garden on a large pub providing a nice finish point where you can enjoy a pint and/or some food whilst you kit is drip drying in full view for security.


  • Public Toilets
  • Snack Kiosk
  • Ample parking (machines accept change or debit/credit cards)
  • Lifeboat Station with shop
  • Pubs (family friendly, food available) within walking distance

Tides & Weather

Tide Times: Easytide Tide Times For Lymington
Weather: Lymington Starting Platform Weather Station (Internet Explorer Only)
Wind: Windfinder Wind/Weather Forecast


The slipway can be very busy with dinghys. The main channel out of Lymington River into the Solent is also extremely busy with dinghys, yachts, ribs and most importantly Isle of Wight Ferries which are constrained by their draught. Keeping to the side of the channel and being vigilant is recommended.

Possible Routes

  1. Lymington To The Needles– Article Here
  2. Lymington To Lepe


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