New Forest Accomodation

Local Attractions

At Waters Edge Guesthouse we are very lucky to be surrounded by some great local attractions. From the beautiful sandy beach and amazing Ocean Aquarium at Bournemouth to the tranquil coastline of Highcliffe there is always something to keep the intrepid visitor's busy.
We have guides and maps available at Waters Edge and are always willing to point our guests in the right direction to make the most of their stay in this beautiful part of the country.

Oceanarium Bournemouth - 11.5 miles


Take an underwater adventure around the waters of the world and come face to face with hundreds of awesome creatures. Home to all your favourites from flamboyant clownfish and tiny terrapins, to stunning sharks and the infamous piranha. Immerse yourself in a sea of colour, with 10 spectacular recreated environments. New for 2013 is their otter family in the otter oasis.

BH2 5AA | 01202 311 99301202 311 993 |

Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway Exbury - 18 miles

Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway

The Exbury Gardens Steam Railway follows a one and a quarter mile circular route on a 12 ¼” gauge and is a wonderful and evocative way to see the gardens. The sights and sounds of the liveried blue engines are a draw for visitors of all ages.

SO45 1AZ | 023 8089 1203023 8089 1203 |

Beaulieu National Motor Museum Beaulieu - 14 miles

Beaulieu National Motor Museum

Beaulieu, one of the South of England’s top day visitor attractions, is set in the heart of the New Forest, the UK’s newest National Park. Beaulieu is a guaranteed great family day out with lots for everyone to enjoy including the world famous National Motor Museum, Palace House, home of the Montagu family, and historic Beaulieu Abbey.

SO42 7ZN | 01590 61234501590 612345 |

Buckler's Hard Beaulieu - 16 miles

Buckers Hard

On the banks of the Beaulieu River, in the heart of the New Forest National Park, you will find the peaceful haven of Buckler’s Hard. The Maritime Museum and Buckler’s Hard Story give an insight into the history of the village whilst a trip on the river or a walk beside the riverbank provides an opportunity to see some of its abundant wildlife.

SO42 7XB | 01590 61477701590 614777 |