Milford on Sea

milford on sea village green
milford on sea

Milford on Sea has an extensive beachfront enjoyed by water sport enthusiasts, walkers, beach lovers and swimmers.

It also has a traditional village green surrounded by lots of independent shops, cafes and restaurants, making this a vibrant place to visit.

The hamlet of Keyhaven falls within the parish of Milford-on-Sea and was once a fishing village. It sits opposite the shingle bank (spit) and Hurst Castle, an artillery fortress built by Henry VIII. Historically, the area around Keyhaven was used for salt production and today remains a popular spot for bird watching with many wetland species frequenting the area.

Milford on Sea as a filming location

Please contact the Film:New Forest office for information or advice on any of these locations.

Example locations include:

High Street / Village Green

milford on sea village greenMilford on Sea has a traditional village green surrounded by many independent shops that add to its unique character.

In the summer, there are a variety of events hosted on the green, so this could be a particularly good location for productions looking to film a small community fete.

Hurst Castle

Hurst Castle is an artillery fortress built by Henry VIII in a dramatic location at the end of a 1.5 mile shingle spit with a lighthouse. Hurst Marine (who manage the site on behalf of English Heritage) operate a small passenger ferry from Keyhaven to the castle.


Milford on Sea has an extensive beachfront, with two different locations for visitors – Hordle Cliff beach and Hurst Road, known locally as Keyhaven beach.

The Hordle Cliff beach is sandy at low tide, revealing a sand bar where groups gather to splash in the surf or enjoy a game of beach cricket. It is home to the colourful Milford on Sea beach huts and the beach is popular with swimmers, kite surfers, kayaks and paddle boarders.

At Hordle Cliff beach, there are two main car parks for visitors – Paddy’s Gap and Hordle Cliff (sat nav: SO41 0NS) with toilets and a kiosk offering refreshments at Hordle Cliff car park.



beach at milford on sea

Hurst Road beachfront has a play park, Needles Eye café and award-winning concrete beach huts. There are spectacular views from the top of the beach huts, as a walkway runs along the top, enabling you to walk its full length and enjoy views of the Solent from an elevated position.

There are two car parks here – Hurst Road West and Hurst Road East (sat nav: SO41 0PY) – with toilet facilities and a café offering refreshments.

Aerial 360 degree fully interactive panorama of Milford on Sea

The map takes two forms, once you click on the link below, you will be taken to an aerial map which you can zoom in and out of.

However, if you click the red circles located generally in the high street area you will be taken to a 360 degree panorama, and if you have a VR headset you can enter VR mode for a fully interactive experience.

The buttons on the bottom left and right of the map will help you navigate the different modes.

The images were taken between February and March 2022.

Map of Milford on Sea

Location accessibility (to major roads, motorways, rail links and airports)
  • 40 minutes from Junction 1 M27

  • Southampton airport 30 miles /Bournemouth airport 14 miles

  • Bournemouth General Hospital 13 miles

  • Lymington minor injuries unit 5 miles

  • Southampton General Hospital 24 miles

  • Nearest train station is New Milton which is a main station on the London Waterloo to Poole/Weymouth line

  • Ample parking in New Forest District Council owned car parks

  • Room for coaches & lorries especially at the sea front car parks

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