"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"


Southsea is a seaside resort located in Portsmouth at the southern end of Portsea Island in the county of Hampshire in England. Southsea is within a mile of Portsmouth's city centre. Southsea has a thriving commercial area which includes two national department stores and many other well-known high street chains. It combines these large stores with numerous independent traders which includes charity shops, food retailers and furniture/household goods shops.

Southsea also has a vibrant social scene with numerous bars and eateries which cater for a range of budgets and tastes.

Local authority: Portsmouth City Council

OS Grid Reference: SZ656987

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Things to see and do in and around Southsea

  • Portsmouth Natural History Museum
  • Southsea Model Village
  • Local Haunts Portsmouth
  • The Pyramids Centre
  • Royal Marines Museum
  • Southsea Skatepark
  • D Day Museum
  • D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery
  • Southsea Castle
  • Blue Reef Aquarium
  • Portsmouth City Museum
  • Pirate Petes Indoor Play
  • Clarence Pier
  • Portsmouth Indoor Tennis Centre
  • Catholic Cathedral of St John
  • Aspex Gallery
  • Eastney Beam Engine House
  • Natural History Museum
  • The D Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery
  • Royal Garrison Church
  • Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum
  • Bowlplex Portsmouth
  • Miniport at Gunwharf Quays
  • Spinnaker Tower
  • Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
  • Miniport Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
  • Curious About Portsmouth
  • Fuzzy Eds at The Sovereigns
  • Royal Navy Submarine Museum
  • Oakleaf Brewing Company Ltd

Tourist Information

Portsmouth (Southsea)
Tourist Information Centre
Clarence Esplanade
VIC and D-Day Museum

Phone 023 9282 6722
Email vis@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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Forecast for Wednesday 24 January


Chance of rain 59%
Max temp. 11°C
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Humidity 96%
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Max temp. 9°C
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Wind 4mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1009
Humidity 79%
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