Where to stay around Milford on Sea?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 594 holiday lettings near Milford on Sea. From 298 cottages to 93 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Milford on Sea is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Milford on Sea?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Milford on Sea. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Hurst Castle: 2,061 holiday lettings
  • New Forest: 1,489 holiday lettings
  • Bournemouth Beach: 1,313 holiday lettings
  • New Forest National Park: 1,462 holiday lettings
  • Mudeford Quay: 1,514 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Milford on Sea listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent cottages in Milford on Sea?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 298 cottages in Milford on Sea. Our other popular types of Milford on Sea holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 93 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 83 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 34 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including campervans and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Milford on Sea?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 46 holiday homes with pool available in Milford on Sea. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a holiday cottage in Milford on Sea your home away from home

    As a group of islands, the United Kingdom has always had a close relationship to the ocean, and nowhere is this more true than in Milford on Sea. Once known simply as Milford, the town was first settled by the Saxons and completely situated inland; over time, however, the coast eroded so that by 1900, Milford had become a prosperous village bordering the coast. Today, few holiday locations in the area rival the town for its blustery walks, fine selection of bars and restaurants, and proximity to south England's attractions. Holiday cottages in Milford on Sea place visitors well within easy reach of these, and HomeAway's range of accommodation generally sleeps between 4 and 8 people. If looking for a less-than-traditional seaside village, consider booking some time in a Milford on Sea holiday cottage.

    Things to do

    -Beaches: As with most seaside villages, the main attraction at Milford on Sea is the beach and the ocean. The pebbly beach is well equipped with facilities like beach huts, an ice cream kiosk and toilets, and the promenade is a good place for a leisurely stroll. Fishing and crab catching are great ways to bag something for a delicious supper!

    -Family activities: The area around Milford on Sea offers plenty of scenic walks, especially along the coastline from which the Isle of Wight can be seen on a clear day. If tourists want to try something different, however, geocaching can be great fun. A modern-day treasure hunt where players use GPS to locate hidden containers known as geocaches, there are several hidden in the Milford on Sea area.

    -Nature: Less than a mile from Milford on Sea lies the hamlet of Keyhaven. This is not only a popular spot for yachting but the marshes with their abundant wildlife are a bird-watching mecca.

    -Historical attractions: Just a mile of two southeast of Milford on Sea, visitors will find Hurst Castle, one of the forts that Henry VIII built as a defence against the French. Tourists can walk there or take a ferry from Keyhaven. Many people do both, travelling to the castle by ferry and then walking back, or vice versa.

    -Food: Gastronomes should be sure to book a holiday home in Milford on Sea for the beginning of April, to coincide with Milford on Sea Food Week. During the event, tourists not only get to indulge in all the delectable treats on offer, but can also learn how to make them at one of the cookery classes. Stock up on provisions at the food market while the kids are kept busy: there are many events aimed specifically at young foodies-in-the-making.

    -Sightseeing: From Milford on Sea it’s just a hop, skip and short ferry ride to the Isle of Wight. The ferry leaves from Keyhaven and takes passengers to Yarmouth, the gateway to attractions like Yarmouth Castle, The Needles, Brading Roman Villa and the Isle of Wight Zoo. Tourists may even consider booking holiday cottages in Milford on Sea following the Isle of Wight Festival: it's a great haven in which to recover from all that partying.

    Weather in Milford on Sea

    Milford on Sea, like most places in Hampshire, has a mild climate. Most rain falls in the winter months but there is rain throughout the year, with between 16 and 23 rainy days in a month. July and August see the warmest weather with average maximum temperatures of 22°C. In winter, the nights can be cold with the mercury often dropping down to 1°C.

    Travel to Milford on Sea

    Bournemouth International Airport is located a little over 13 miles west of Milford on Sea. From there, guests travelling from afar can reach Milford on Sea by bus or taxi. Alternatively, visitors may want to travel by train to Lymington, 3.5 miles from the village, or to New Milton, 3.7 miles away, and then get a taxi to Milford on Sea holiday cottages.

    Activities and attractions in Milford on Sea

    Are you hoping to find attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Milford on Sea a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • The Needles Park (4.3 mi / 7 km)
    • Brockenhurst Manor Golf Club (5.5 mi / 8.9 km)
    • Burley Golf Club (8 mi / 12.9 km)
    • Playgolf Bournemouth (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
    • Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway (10 mi / 16.1 km)
    • Littledown Sports Center (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)

    Exploring the natural landscape of Milford on Sea

    Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Milford on Sea is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Bournemouth Beach (12.2 mi / 19.7 km)
    • Fort Victoria Country Park (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
    • Tennyson Down (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
    • Avon Beach (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
    • Red House Museum and Gardens (8 mi / 12.8 km)
    • Burley Park (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)