Beach and seafrontLast updated: 30 October 2013 14:13 UK
The seafront is one of the most popular areas of Portsmouth, enjoyed by visitors and residents alike. The beach stretches along the whole southern end of Portsea Island from Old Portsmouth to Eastney.
Next to the beach and seafront promenade, Southsea Common is a vast open space, ideal for kite flying, informal ball games, picnics & barbecues. There are designated barbecue zones on the common, which are shown in the leaflet below, along with useful safety tips.
Find out more about the beach huts, sports, play facilities and tourist attractions run by Portsmouth City Council below, or read the council plans to further develop the seafront.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 023 9282 8112.
Sport and play areas on the seafront
There are two play areas along the seafront for children of all ages, as well as Southsea Skatepark catering for skate boarders, in-line skaters and BMX bikers. You will also find a cricket pitch, tennis courts, bowling greens, crazy golf, pitch and putt and beach volleyball. The three beach volleyball courts, opposite the D-day Museum, can also be used for Beach Soccer.
All open access facilities are available to local residents free of charge. For more information, phone 023 9283 4194.
Tourist attractions on the seafront
To find out more about all seafront attractions, including events on Castle Field and the summer programmes of music at The Bandstand and children's entertainment at Canoe Lake, follow the link to Visit Portsmouth.
Seafront beach huts
Portsmouth City Council manage over 100 beach huts along Southsea seafront from Canoe Lake to St. Georges Road and Eastney. Renting a beach hut is very popular. Contact us to add your name to the beach hut waiting list.
Beach hut rental is £660 per year for Portsmouth residents. There are three beach huts which can be rented weekly for £90 per week, or £50 for Portsmouth Leisure Card holders. Prices include VAT.
Seafront first aid
For first aid go to the Lifeguard Centre by the Rock Gardens on the promenade, between The Pyramids and South Parade Pier.
More information about the seafrontFlora & fauna on Eastney beach
Playgrounds, activity areas and skate parks