One of the most peaceful rivers on the south coast.

Beaulieu river is one of the very few privately owned rivers in the world. It has been carefully conserved by the Montagu family for over 400 years. The result is an unspoilt haven.

Whether you want to relax and lunch on board on the quiet mooring followed by one of the many walks to suite all abilities, or go ashore for lunch at The Master Builder’s House Hotel, or venture further and enjoy a range of land based activities, the Beaulieu river has something for everyone.

Just a few minutes’ walk from the marina is the 18th Century shipbuilding village of Buckler’s Hard where Nelson’s Navy ships were once built. Visit the Maritime Museum and discover the history of the fascinating village. 

Just beyond the Maritime Museum The Captains Cabin Tea Room serving a range of drinks, all day snacks, light lunches and delicious cream teas. To take a tour, click here .

To see more attraction at Buckler’s Hard, click here.

Take a 2 ¼ mile stroll through the heart of the Beaulieu Estate. Starting at Buckler’s Hard you will pass from woodland through to tidal river edge grassland and into salt marsh. During the walk you will pass Duke’s Bath house which is a small thatched cottage built by the Duke of Montagu for his son in 1760.  

Nearing Beaulieu you will pass by Curtle Meadows where scenes of the 1966 film “A man for all seasons” was filmed.

Finish the walk in the picturesque village of Beaulieu, famous for the National Motor Museum. The high street is home to variety of interesting shops and places to eat, including a chocolate studio.

To see or download the Riverside Walk Rout click here.