Welcome to Southsea

What’s it like to live in Southsea? Well, read our Southsea area guide to find out more.

Situated within the Waterfront city of Portsmouth, you’ll find stylish and edgy Southsea. A distinctly different shopping and leisure experience. With its wide range of specialist shops and international cuisines.

Its unique character sets it apart from another cloned town. With a harmonious mix of quality retailers and independent traders. You’ll find not only an exciting shopping experience but also discover the vibrant atmosphere enjoyed in its numerous bars and eateries.

Just a pebbles throw from the beach; the traditional town centre has a healthy balance of shopping and fun. For lifestyle and living, toys to tea, fashion to frivolous gifts, you’ll find something special in Southsea.

Locals can find a diverse mix of people and culture in the city today. The Royal Navy ensures many short-term residents, but many choose to stay in the area afterwards. Gunwharf Quays is perhaps the real leisure destination, boasting world-class restaurants and bars, certainly something for everyone.

There are some fantastic places to eat in Southsea, here a but a few.

  • The Rocka Restaurant Knows as one of the best restaurants in Southsea with its exceptional service and friendly atmosphere.
  • The Greenwich – A local pizza restaurant in a relaxed but vibrant venue
  • Maya – A highly rated Latin American restaurant serving classic dishes in a stylish venue.
  • Restaurant 27 – Globally influenced French dishes on set-price and tasting menus in a simple, understated setting.

For more information on Southsea and the local property market, speak to our agent Lloyd Chappell.

If you are considering selling book a valuation here.

Alternatively for tourist information ‘Visit Southsea Area Guide’ website here.


Southsea is a popular resort with seafront gardens and a long beach, plus funfair rides at South Parade Pier, an aquarium, and a model village. Built by Henry VIII, moated Southsea Castle has cannons and views across the Solent.

Things to do

There are some fantastic things to do in Southsea, find out more from TripAdvisor here.

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