Southsea Beach

Southsea Beach

On the South Coasts of the UK’s Only Island city, described by many as the jewel in the crown, lies Southsea, a destination which prides itself on having something for everyone.

From the beach with views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight, to the vibrant, culturally diverse town, which is home to some of the best independent shops, venues and festivals in the South.

A traditional seaside destination. You can park up by the beach, or explore on foot, by bike or bus. There’s a beautiful coastline to explore, parks and rose gardens, pitch and putt, and tennis courts, plus a splashpool and splash pad, model Village and the Natural History Museum all at Canoe Lake.

Explore top attractions such as Blue Reef Aquarium, home to thousands of incredible creatures and the Pyramids Centre with activities for all the family including pools with wacky waves, the brilliant ‘sidewinder’ flume and a three level soft play adventure world filled with mazes, climbing nets and ball pits.

Experience the thrill and nostalgia of Clarence Pier, which is a huge must for families with traditional fairground, indoor entertainment centres, adventure playground and much more.

A unique and memorable day out awaits.

Admission price 


(Some attractions may charge)

Why should I visit?

    • Traditional seaside town
    • Great views across the Solent
    • Plenty to do
    • Family friendly activities
    • A great destination for a day out or longer stay


Accommodation available
Disabled access
Disabled parking available
Dogs accepted
Gift shop
On site parking
Suitable for ages 12 and above
Suitable for ages 3 and above
Suitable for ages 5 and above
Suitable for ages 8 and above
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By car

If you are coming by car, The Park and Ride is located on the M275 as you drive into the city and offers visitors an out-of-town parking alternative. Alternatively watch out for signs for Ashby Place Car Park on Osborne Road or Waitrose car park on Marmion Road. There’s some free on-street parking too, but don’t forget that restrictions will apply.

By train

There are 2 train stations that serve Southsea, Fratton station towards the East and Portsmouth and Southsea station nearer the West. Trains take an hour and a half from London and offer a good service across Hampshire and beyond.

By bus

Southsea has great public transport links and is easy to navigate. Use to plan your journey.

Kids activities

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From Clarence Pier to the The Pyramid Centre, and simply the beach itself, there is loads at Southsea Beach to entertain the children. Come rain or shine you can enjoy a day out in Southsea to suit any budget.

Discover a world under the sea at the Blue Reef Aquarium, enjoy learning at the Natural History Museum, or spend a day on the beach with a host of cafe's and places to grab a much-needed ice cream!