British Beaches

Sand, sea, sun, surf and scones

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Southsea Beach

Portsmouth, City of Portsmouth

Southsea is a very popular beach. stretching from Old Portsmouth to Eastney. It is mostly shingle and slopes quite rapidly into the sea.

Beach Type



Sun Huts
Local parkland and a promenade
Disabled access
There is also a local Skate park


Cricket pitch
Crazy golf and pitch and putt

Nature and Wildlife

Explore the wonderful town of Portsmouth and the historic docks.

Water Quality




Tourist Information


Nearest town: Portsmouth
County: City of Portsmouth
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7785, -1.07356
Postcode: PO4 0SP
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Follow signs for Southsea from Portsmouth city centre.

Public Transport

Local bus service from Portsmouth. nearest station is Portsmouth Harbour

Nearest Railway Stations

Fratton (About a mile and a half away)
Portsmouth & Southsea (About a mile and a half away)
Portsmouth Harbour (Approx. 2 miles away)
Hilsea (Approx. 4 miles away)
Cosham (Approx. 4 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking available though a fee is charged.

Nearby Car Parks

Seafront Canoe Lake, Portsmouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Somerset Road, Portsmouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Pyramids, Portsmouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Waitrose, Southsea (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Seafront D-Day, Portsmouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Ashby Place, Southsea (Long stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Southsea Common, Southsea (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Bradford Road, Portsmouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Goldsmith Avenue, Portsmouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
The Esplanade, Portsmouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Portsmouth