Southampton Rocks

Buckler's Hard

Places to Visit

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 this 18th century shipbuilding village focusing on its vessels including those built for Nelson's Navy.

You can also take a trip on the river or a walk beside the riverbank for an opportunity to see some of the abundant wildlife that inhabits its banks. Visit the Apple Orchard where apples are picked to make Beaulieu Apple Juice. Enjoy a refreshing glass in the Captain's Cabin Tea Room.

Buckler's Hard is located in the New Forest within easy reach of the popular tourist destinations of Bournemouth, Southampton and Winchester.

We encourage you to share your photos, videos and experiences of Buckler's Hard on our Facebook page. The team are available to respond to your comments and queries between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. If your enquiry is urgent, we suggest you contact us on 01590 616203 during opening hours.

Opening Hours

Monday10:30 - 16:30
Tuesday10:30 - 16:30
Wednesday10:30 - 16:30
Thursday10:30 - 16:30
Friday10:30 - 16:30
Saturday10:30 - 16:30
Sunday10:30 - 16:30


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