The seaside town of Southsea offers a variety of things to do and carries a strong history from WW2.
In the summer it is relatively easy to spend a whole day in Southsea. Located on the seafront of the south coast and not far from Gunwharf Quays outlet shopping centre, there really is something for everyone.
Clarence Pier amusements is the most recognisable entertainment in Southsea. Opened in 1861, bombed in WW2 and then reopened in 1961, it has served the public for generations!
It is now one of the largest amusement parks on the south coast and it’s almost like a mini village of amusements, food and rides, as well as a mini golf course. The perfect place for a summertime date.
Southsea's history is rich and not to be missed. After watching the hovercraft take off to the Isle of Wight, take a walk along the front until you get to the D-day museum. The D-day museum takes you through the planning and real stories of the veterans who took part in D-day over 75 years ago! Its eye opening and definitely worth a visit to keep that part of our history alive.
If you fancy a walk further along the seafront, head towards South Parade Pier. Nearby is Canoe lake, where you can ride pedal boats and feed the swans. The cafe here does dairy free ice cream and it is a short walk to the Natural history museum!
Parking is relatively easy on the seafront, I would suggest downloading the RinGo App and paying for parking on there so that you get notifications when your parking is running out and you can choose to extend your parking or head home. Southsea is certainly a place that time can run away with you.