About Gosport


With its 24 miles of waterfront, scenic walks and fantastic viewing points across Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, Gosport is the ideal location on the South Coast for a great day out or longer visit. With family-friendly accommodation, country walks, days out at the beach, harbour cruises and a host of outdoor and indoor activities, there is plenty to keep the whole family entertained in and around the area, whatever the weather.

Gosport’s great location and proximity to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is part of its appeal to those with an interest in the country’s naval history and heritage. With world class heritage sites, award-winning interactive museums, fascinating exhibitions and historic trails, Gosport is packed full of surprises and beautiful places. With the Historic Dockyard just a short boat trip away and some great joint-ticketing deals available, the opportunities to combine heritage and fun at affordable prices are limited only by your imagination.

With the iconic Spinnaker Tower, and retail and leisure complex of Gunwharf Quays just a stone’s throw away, there are a range of options for those looking to unwind at the end of a busy day or simply relax and watch the boats go by. If you want a more tranquil or intimate location, then Gosport has some great waterfront restaurants, bistros and pubs – see our Eat & Drink pages for more information.

With three marinas and home to round-the-world-sailing legends Alex Thomson and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s Clipper Ventures, Gosport is the location of choice for crews, racing teams and solo sailors wanting easy access to the waters of The Solent, or Cowes on the Isle of Wight. With visitor berths for short stays or stopovers, Gosport is ideal for those looking to make the most of major events such as Cowes week and the Southampton boat show. With over 1500 berths and associated marina, leisure and servicing facilities, there are some great opportunities to meet and mingle with sailors from across the globe.

Browse our website or contact the local Gosport Tourist Information Centre to discover what Gosport can offer you and see why it is one of the best places to visit on the South Coast – we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

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