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Ferries are a fun way to see the Forest from a different perspective.


Hythe Ferry

Hythe Ferry links the vibrant waterside community of Hythe with Southampton’s train, bus and coach networks, shopping centres and nightlife. In the summer the New Forest Tour green route serves Hythe, Beaulieu, Lymington and many attractions in between. Visit or call 023 8084 0722.

Try the great value multi-mode Waterside Wanderer day ticket. Available to purchase from any staffed ticket office at any of the South Western Railway stations within the ticket zone.


Hurst Castle Ferry

Hop on the little ferry from Keyhaven quay to Hurst Castle. It operates every 20 minutes (weekends only during winter months, weather permitting, 10.30am – 4pm). The New Forest Tour blue route connects to Keyhaven during the summer. Visit


Wightlink ferries connect the New Forest with the Isle of Wight between Lymington and Yarmouth. Your onward journey couldn’t be easier with Lymington Pier rail station right beside the ferry, as well as the New Forest Tour green route during the summer. Visit or call 0333 999 7333.

Plan your journey at

New Forest Cycling Code

Sustainable Visitor Experience Officer


'Enjoy bird's-eye views of the National Park on the open-top New Forest Tour.'

More New Forest Travel

From beautiful scenery to free roaming animals, fascinating history to scenic coastline, there's something for everyone in the New Forest National Park in Hampshire. We'll help you find your way around the Forest and enjoy all it has to offer while caring for this fragile and important landscape.

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