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Where the Forest Meets the Sea

Explore the Charm of Hythe

A Quintessential Town Experience Awaits

Set sail for Hythe, an idyllic English town that offers a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, all just a ferry ride away from Southampton. Located at the edge of the New Forest, Hythe is renowned for its picturesque waterfront and rich history. After arriving via the iconic Hythe ferry, visitors are delighted to continue discovering the towns' many charms.


Is Hythe worth a visit?

Absolutely! Hythe's allure is not just in its scenic beauty but also in its unique blend of attractions. From strolling along the historic Grade 2 listed Hythe Pier, home to the oldest continuously operating public pier train in the world, to exploring the Marina and beyond, Hythe offers an array of experiences.

The village's bustling high street, filled with independent shops, award winning cafe, craft beer micro pub, traditional seaside eateries and pubs provide a warm welcome to those seeking a taste of local life. A short distance from the village you can find Furzedown Farm, a conversation woodland and home to The Noble Bee, producers of award winning, single origin, raw, new Forest Honey.

getting to hythe

Getting to Hythe from the Isle of Wight couldn't be easier. 

Book your through-ticket at our West Cowes Ticket Office and set sail on the Red Jet to Southampton. 

When you arrive in Southampton, board Hythe Ferry from Town Quay (directly next to our Red Jet berth) and arrive at Hythe Pier in just 15 minutes. Return Hythe Pier Train travel is also included with your through ticket, and acts as a shuttle service into the village.

hythe ferry

Hythe Ferry

The ferry journey to Hythe is an absolute highlight, offering fantastic views of the Southampton Water and an opportunity to see one of the UK's busiest ports from a unique perspective. The convenience of the ferry ride makes it a memorable start to a day trip or a longer stay. 

Things to do in Hythe & nearby

The New Forest Tour | Open-Top Bus

The New Forest Tour returns for this year's summer season on Saturday 29th June to Sunday 15th September 2024.

Beekeeping Experience Days

Explore the beehive and find out exactly what goes on inside the hive with The Noble Bee, located in a wildlife haven in the New Forest. Save 10% on The Noble Bee products with code: 2BEE

80th Anniversary of D-Day | 6th June

Plans are underway for a commemorative event held at Hythe Pier to mark the 80th Anniversary of D-Day. 

Rock the Pier | 15th June

Look forward to a fantastic family-day out at Rock the Pier with live music, markets, food and drink! Organised by the Hythe Pier Heritage Association

Heritage Day | 24th August

Celebrate the heritage and history of Hythe Pier and Railway! a fantastic day out for all the family!