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Southsea Beach, Portsmouth

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Southsea is a place that you'll never tire of; it's exciting, vibrant and entertaining. Southsea offers great museums, exciting places to visit and is home to some of the south coast's most historic sites. The shopping area provides a great mix of specialist, unique and boutique style shopping together with Debenhams and John Lewis department stores. When you add the beach and the great sea views to a great shopping experience you will certainly want to visit again and again.

Southsea provides plenty of activities for all the family from shopping in Palmerston Road pedestrian area, to all teh attractions along the beautiful seafront from Clarence Pier to Royal Marines Museum. All within 10 minutes of local travel and also service by the Southsea Beach bus X25.

Between the sea and the shops you'll find the great and green open space 'Southsea Common'. Many of the major events that take place in Portsmouth are based on and around the Common and when not hosting an event it's a great place to stroll and take a break.
To visit Southsea Beach and other attractions in Portsmouth, use our Portsmouth holiday planner.
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  • Beach is very stoney not at all wheelchair friendly. But lovely little ice cream stall near by although a tad expensive! You can see the Isle of Wight. You can watch the hoovercrafts come and go and s...  more »
  • Come here on a regular basis either for a day out or to stay. Always a good day out and a lovely well kept beach with plenty to see and do just a short walk nearby.  more »
  • Although this beach is mostly pebbles it's a wonderful place to sit and watch the world go by. So much activity and lots of ships going places, there are a few secluded areas that act as windbreaks ma...  more »

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From top-quality luxury brands to boutique hotels and cozy B&Bs, lodging in Portsmouth is available to suit most travelers' needs and tastes.  To have easy access to the city major routes and main attractions, consider booking your rooms near Portsmouth's historical naval dockyard. Hotels in this area offer stylish rooms, excellent food, ample parking, and a wide range of recreational facilities, including spas, pools, and fitness centers. A range of trendy shops and restaurants are within walking distance, as are the ferry terminals to France and the Channel Islands.
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