Milford-on-Sea lies on the Hampshire coast, with Bournemouth to its west and Lymington to its east. With sandy shores and views across the sea, toward the Isle of Wight, it is an idyllic base from which to explore the south coast. Backed by a promenade and colourfully painted beach houses, and divided by wooden groynes, the beach will be a stroll away from your holiday cottage in Milford on Sea. It is popular among kite surfers and kayakers, and a wonderful spot to sunbathe, build a sandcastle, or take an invigorating swim in the sea. Wandering around the village, you will discover a pretty green, surrounded by independent businesses.
Sitting just minutes from the beach in Keyhaven is Simple Truths, a stylish coastal cottage with sunny open-plan spaces, a generous lawned garden and urban chic. The pet-friendly cottage in Hampshire enjoys a quiet location in this lovely hamlet boasts an outdoor seating area with BBQ and Tee-Pee.
Visitors planning a meal out during their stay in holiday cottages in Milford on Sea have plenty of options, including Verveine, a renowned seafood restaurant on the high street. The Cave is an atmospheric bar for cocktails, and the Smugglers is a cosy pub, serving local ales and hearty meals. The Needles Eye cafe is the place to go for a coffee or ice cream, on the promenade. A trip to Hurst Castle is a must on self-catering holidays in Milford on Sea. Get the ferry from Keyhaven, or walk along the spectacular two-mile shingle spit, all the way to this imposing artillery fort, which was built by Henry VIII, in the 16th century.
Part of the village is perched high on the clifftop, with spectacular views of the Needles – stacks of chalk which rise from the sea at the western tip of the Isle of Wight. To the north of Milford-on-Sea, the New Forest National Park has glades, woods, and moors, where wild ponies roam. Another beauty spot near the village is Sturt Pond, a haven for rare waterbirds, with paths along the water’s edge.