A nautical adventure at Gosport
From HMS Sultan to Fort Brockhurst, the peninsula of Gosport is full of naval history. Connected to Portsmouth Harbour by the Gosport Ferry, it's also a great starting point to explore the best nautical attractions in the area. Board the HMS Alliance, Britain's only surviving WW2 submarine, at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of naval weaponry at the Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower.
Sun, sea and sand at Lee-on-the-Solent
While Gosport's 17-mile stretch of waterfront leaves little room for beaches, a short 15-minute drive will take you to Lee-on-the-Solent, a stunning seaside district with an impressive stretch of sand. Relax on the seafront and watch the surfers riding the waves, or stop off at one of the cafes lining the shores for an ice cream. Nearby Stokes Bay is also popular for its unspoilt beach and views overlooking the Solent.
Jet off to the Isle of Wight
Head to Portsmouth Harbour for regular ferries to the Isle of Wight. Choose from the award-winning Shanklin, Sandown and Ventnor beaches for a day relaxing by the sea, or travel back in time to the Prehistoric Era with a fossil-hunting trip. It's not called Dinosaur Island for nothing� Looking for a cheap hotel Near Gosport? Travelodge Portsmouth is half an hour away by car or ferry. Nearby Travelodge Ryde Isle of Wight and Travelodge Portsmouth Hilsea are also good options.