Visit Hythe 2019

S pend time browsing the pleasant range of interesting shops Hythe has to offer, take advantage of the wide choice of places to shop, eat and drink. Enjoy the waterfront views from The Promenade, Prospect Place Green and the gardens behind The Grove in St. John’s Street. Access for wheelchairs is good in most shops and there are plenty of places to sit when you feel like a break. There is easy pedestrian access from the main car parks, as well as some short-stay on-street parking. Hythe has great transport links throughout the summer with regular buses and the ferry. The New Forest Tour Bus stops in Hythe giving access to The New Forest and beyond from 6th July to 8th September. Every Tuesday is market day in the village centre, with an array of stalls to cater for everyone. Hythe also welcomes the Hythe Village Bank Holiday Fayre The French Market returns again on Saturday 13th July and Friday 22nd November and the Italian Market on Saturday 3rd August, both offer tastes of the Continent. The High Street, the Marsh and Pylewell Road and Precinct all offer a great selection of local shops and businesses and the Promenade, with its accessible boardwalks and seating areas, is an ideal spot to watch the maritime activity on Southampton Water. Another pedestrian friendly area worth a visit is the Marina with its choice of places to eat while enjoying the scenic views. Hythe is still very much a village with a warm and friendly atmosphere where the shops and businesses pride themselves on customer care and pay particular attention to making visitors feel welcome. Visitor information is available at the Pier entrance, The Herald Office on the corner of the High Street and Hythe & Dibden Parish Council offices in The Grove, St. John’s Street. on Monday 27th May, Rock The Pier on Saturday 27th July and the August Bank Holiday Fayre on Monday 26th August, all incorporating Artisan Foods, gifts, arts, design, antique and vintage stalls. Hyhe Pier Train © Mel Port High Street Illustration by Bradley Hutchings © Herald Publishing