Attractions & Activities

If you’re looking for a break from your regular routine, then Milford on Sea with its relaxed vibe and traditional charm has something to offer everyone.

Vinegar Hill Pottery offers accommodation and pottery classes in the seaside village of Milford on Sea. There is also a gallery where you can view and purchase beautiful stoneware.

Start your paddling adventure with The New Forest Paddle Sport Company and explore the stunning Keyhaven River and salt marshes by stand up paddle board or kayak.

Discover the wonderful sport of coastal rowing with Rowing Adventures. It offers the gateway to safe, socially-distanced, single sculling in and around the Solent.

Come and discover this artillery fortress, built by Henry VIII, at the seaward end of a coastal spit, offering one of the best views in England.

Visit Milford on Sea crabbing at Hurst Spit

Have a go at crabbing

Crabbing is a great free activity for the children to while away the hours. All you need is a crabbing line, bait (raw bacon works well), bucket and net. Please use net bags for placing food in rather than hooks, which are harmful to the swans, ducks and gulls.

Great crabbing locations within the village include the two bridges by Hurst Spit. Crabbing gear available from The Village News or Milford Cards and Occasions.

Visit Milford on Sea playpark at Hurst Road


Milford on Sea’s new playpark on Hurst Road will keep the little ones entertained, while you can enjoy refreshments from the nearby Needles Eye cafe and The Lighthouse, while enjoying the view of The Needles. There is the popular bird’s nest swing here and a rope climbing frame with probably one of the best views in England!

You’ll be glad to know there are public toilets here too and plenty of parking at Hurst Road car parks (SO41 0PY).