Type:Towns & Villages

St John Street, Hythe, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 6BZ
Some pretty Georgian cottages in Hythe.


The village of Hythe nestles between the edge of the New Forest and Southampton Water, with its surrounding area known as ‘The Waterside’.

An ideal place to visit, Hythe with its waterfront, boasts fantastic views across Southampton Water, and especially of the majestic cruise liners which come into the Port most days.

The village centre with pretty Georgian High Street offers a good range of interesting shops and services, with ample parking and pleasant traffic-free precincts.

There are plenty of places to eat and drink to suit all budgets, or enjoy traditional fish and chips on the sea front Promenade, with its raised boardwalk.

Take a ride on the little electric train along Hythe’s historic Pier, which is over 130 years old, and catch the passenger ferry, which sails back and forth every half hour between Hythe and the city of Southampton.

Visit on a Tuesday to see Hythe’s market.

Hythe was the home of Sir Christopher Cockerell, the inventor of the Hovercraft. A memorial to his achievement can be found in shady waterfront gardens.

Leisurely stroll around Hythe’s Marina with its distinctive ‘fishing village’ style development and sit and watch the ships, yachts and boats out on the water.


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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From M27 Junction 2, follow M271. Westbound A33 to New Forest. At roundabout take A326 to Hythe & Fawley, at roundabout make first exit to Hythe & Dibden.

Public Transport Directions

Blue Star buses 8 or 9 from Southampton. Hythe Ferry from Southampton Town Quay. Wilts & Dorset 112 from Lymington.

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