Southsea, Hampshire

Southsea Postcard

The "Sea Front" of Portsmouth, Southsea is a great base to explore historic portsmouth, relax in the rose gardens, take a boat trip and of course enjoy the beach with all the traditional seaside fun and amusements.

Within excellent transport by land or sea you'll find plenty to see and do including the aquarium, pitch and putt, go boating on the lake or further afield in Portsmouth.

Southsea's Local Attractions

With 40+ habitats, Blue Reef Portmsouth will open your eyes to the underwater species that live in the Solent and also many from tropical waters around the world. At the heart of the aquarium is an underwater tunnel that gives incredible views of a recreated coral reef and shoals of brightly coloured fish.

Portsmouth's D-Day Museum is Britain's only museum dedicated solely to covering all aspects of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France, on 6 June 1944. The Museum's centrepiece is the Overlord Embroidery, visitors are then taken through an experience of the sights and sounds of Britain at War and a dawn to dusk reconstruction of the Allied landings by sea and air on D-Day itself.

Visit the world famous historic ships at the home of the Royal Navy in this full day out on the south coast. The Historic Dockyard is a great place to experience 800 years of naval history surrounded by working docks and historic buildings.

Open during the summer months, Southsea Castle was one in a series of forts constructed for King Henry VIII holding a key position in guarding the entrance to Portsmouth harbour.

The Spinnaker Tower is a 170 metre tall visitor attraction providing breathtaking views over the South Coast. Designed in the shape of a sail, the tower is unmissable in the Portsmouth skyline.

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