I first created this loop a few weeks ago, and posted about it here.
This time, however, I decided to branch out a little more, making it 10.89 miles I thought I'd only done 10.5 so thanks Strava) instead of 10.08. Much of the walk remained the same. I started at Buckler's Hard, walked to Beaulieu, on to Hatchet Pond, East Boldre, across to St Leonard's and back to Buckler's Hard via the road down to the Yacht Harbour.
If you don't want to complete the whole walk, a good turning point is Beauleiu and you can loop back to Buckler's Hard along the cycle path, or along the river!
There is a small museum and gift shop, a cafe, and a lovely pub/hotel. You can also head out on a boat trip up the river if you so wish. I've never actually been on the boat trip, but I'm told it's beautiful. Next time, perhaps!
You do have to pay to get in to the village unless you walk in from Beaulieu, but it's not very expensive, at around £6.50 for an adult ticket.
I have a season pass, and so I can park, come and go as I please. Plus, it paid for itself within 2 trips.