Gosport is a small seaside peninsula, situated on the western side of Portsmouth Harbour opposite the Isle of Wight, which is visible over the waters of The Solent from Gosport’s unspoilt beaches.
With 24 miles of waterfront on three sides and two great marinas there is easy access to the waterfront and all the goings on associated with it, plus the Alver Valley Country Park is situated on the outskirts of the town providing the best of both worlds.
Gunwharf Quays & Spinnaker Tower
Gosport is linked to the city of Portsmouth on its eastern side via a short 4 minute ferry ride which docks between Portsmouth’s Dockyard and Gunwharf Quays. Gunwharf Quays a fabulous cosmopolitan retail complex sat right on the quayside with approximately 30 odd restaurants, cafes and bars where you can sit and watch the world and its boats pass by.
The Spinnaker Tower, soars to a height of over 500 feet and offers stunning views over The Solent and is the UK’s second tallest public accessible building.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Portsmouth became a major port when Henry VII built the world’s first ever dry dock there. Its Historic Dockyard is now home to world famous ships such as The Mary Rose, HMS Victory and HMS Warrior.
The Mary Rose – Henry VIII’s flagship – sank with all on board in 1545 whist fighting off the French just outside the harbour but its remains were recovered from the sea and are now on display in its museum. HMS Victory was Admiral Nelson’s flagship and he died on board in battle and HMS Warrior was the world’s first iron-hulled battleship.