Getting Here

In order to enjoy everything that Beaulieu has to offer we need you to be able to get here, so here are a few pieces of handy travel advice, whether you are coming by car or even by ferry.

Travel Directions

Beaulieu is situated in the south of England, in the New Forest between Bournemouth and Southampton, with easy access from London and the Home Counties.

By Road - M27 exit junction 2, follow the brown and white tourist signs towards Beaulieu.

Sat nav postcode is SO42 7ZN, however please follow brown signage when in vicinity. For more detailed directions please visit multimap.

For up-to-date travel information, please visit:

Cyclists - if you arrive at Beaulieu by pedal power we will give you 20% off our standard admission. Please note this discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, including discounted advance online tickets, family tickets, or on major event days.



Car Parking

You can park your car for free in our designated car parks which can hold up to 1,000 cars.  We also have overflow car parks for busy event days. There is a separate car park for disabled visitors, near to Visitor Reception.

Visitors driving motorhomes or towing caravans can park their vehicles in the coach park. There are no height restrictions entering or leaving the site.

Electric Car Charging Posts

Supported by New Forest National ParkThanks to generous funding from the Sustainable Transport Solutions Fund we have three electric car charging posts available for visitors to use free of charge.

The charging posts are located close to the entrance of the coach park and enable six cars to be charged simultaneously. The majority of the posts have a faster-charging 7-pin connection, however one is also fitted with a 13amp, 3-pin connection (a normal plug). Visitors can use their own cards to access the points or you may borrow a card from Visitor Reception (for a returnable deposit). Please telephone 01590 612345 for more details.

Getting here by Public Transport

Travel by train, ferry or bus for all or part of your journey to Beaulieu and we'll reward you with 20% off our standard admission.  Simply present your travel tickets on arrival, valid on the day of your visit, to claim your discount.  Please note this cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, including discounted advance online tickets, family tickets, or on major event days.

By Bus

Forest Bus Baby

Forest Bus Baby (Sat, Sun & Bank Hols)

The Forest Bus Baby links Beaulieu with Hythe Ferry (for Southampton), Brockenhurst (rail station), Burley and Ringwood.The Forest Bus Baby will call at Beaulieu hourly on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays from 24 May to 31 October 2015.

For timetables and ticket information visit or download their leaflet.

Visitors arriving on the Forest Bus Baby will enjoy 20% off entry to the Beaulieu attraction when you show a valid Forest Day Rider ticket. Please note this cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, including discounted advance online tickets, family tickets, or on major event days. 

Wilts & Dorset Buses (Tues, Thurs, Sat)

Wilts & Dorset buses have a limited service between Hythe and Lymington which drops visitors either at the Museum entrance or in the Beaulieu village depending upon the route.

*Please note: This bus only runs on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

By Rail

The nearest main line station is Brockenhurst. There is a taxi rank at the station and the cost of a journey to Beaulieu by taxi is approx £20. Or why not hire a bike and cycle to Beaulieu? Cycle hire details can be found on the New Forest National Park website. National Rail Enquiries

By Ferry

Take the Hythe Ferry across Southampton Water to Hythe, then the 5 mile bus ride to Beaulieu. Alternatively take the Isle of Wight ferry to Lymington and take a bus to Beaulieu.

By Bike

There are several cycle hire operators in the New Forest - visit the New Forest National Park website for details.

Where to Stay

There is a vast range of accommodation available within the New Forest area and within the immediate surroundings of Beaulieu. The New Forest Tourism website has searchable list of lots of places to stay.

The Master Builder's House Hotel, just 2 miles from Beaulieu at Buckler's Hard, has beautiful views over the river.

For other attractions to visit in Hampshire please visit the Hampshire's Top Attractions website.