We are thrilled to announce that we are extending our popular number 9 route to serve Lepe Beach.
From Sunday 22 July to Sunday 1 September, our Bluestar 9 will serve Lepe Beach - opening it up to people living in Southampton, Hythe and the rest of the Waterside area.
“We’re pleased to be extending the popular Bluestar 9 throughout the summer, and are hopeful this will represent a sustainable way of maintaining a seasonal service to new facilities at Lepe Beach,” said Bluestar head of communications, Nikki Honer.
“Lepe Beach is a beautiful place to visit - particularly when the weather is as good as it is now. We’re looking forward to welcoming more people on-board and helping them enjoy all the delights the area has to offer.”
Bluestar 9 will replace the previous Beach Bus, which operated from Hythe to Lymington. The new route provides direct connections to Southampton city centre, with two buses every hour from Monday to Saturday between 10am and 5.30pm, and hourly on Sunday between 11am and 5pm.