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Southsea Vibe

A website for Southsea locals & visitors

Explore Southsea

We Love Southsea!

An ocean breeze puts the mind at ease

There is no shortage of things to do in Southsea. Be it exploring Southsea Beach, taking a walk across Southsea Common or chilling in Southsea Rock Gardens. There is also so much history on our doorstep! Southsea delivers on great coffee shops, local attractions, quirky market stalls, restaurants, pubs, shops and much more...

Southsea Culture, Business & People

If you are based in Southsea, Portsmouth then Southsea Vibe would love to hear from you. Our aim is to connect Southsea locals and businesses, helping to build a stronger community and deliver support

Southsea Meetups

Looking to network, make new friends or start a new hobby? Southsea Meetups aims to connect local residents, bringing together people in our Southsea community.

Southsea Business

Southsea is home to a collection of independent pubs, restaurants, shops and creative businesses. If your business is located in Southsea then we’d love to hear from you!

Southsea Art

Looking to buy or commission some Southsea themed artwork? What about an original pen sketch of your favourite place to visit in Southsea. Here are a couple of illustrations by local artist Michael Jon Ward, you will find more art on his website.

Southsea Community

Southsea is a vibrant seaside town, home to a variety of cultures and a diverse community. As a resident of Southsea you can enjoy quality leisure facilities, events and activities all year round!

Southsea Travel

We want to help you locate the very best of Southsea! Whether you are planning a day trip, or looking to find out more about the town you live, Southsea Vibe is here to help.

Southsea Vibe FAQs

Why do you love living in Southsea?

Well, Southsea has so much on its doorstep and no matter what the weather, you simply cant beat a walk down Southsea Beach!

What are your plans for 2024?

2024 is all about marketing and developing our Southsea Vibe website. There are a few new sections we wish to add, plus lots of content to write!

Can I get involved with Southsea Vibe?

If you'd like to help out then great! Many hands make light work. Simply drop us an email and tell us how you'd like to support this project.

Can I list my business / event on your website?

Yup, but only if your business / event is based in Southsea. Please contact Southsea Vibe for more information.

What is Southsea Meetups?

Southsea Meetups has been setup to connect similar minded people, those with similar interest and hobbies. If you are based in Southsea and looking to make new friends then we'd love to hear from you.

Southsea FAQ's

When is Southsea Kite Festival 2024?

Portsmouth International Kite Festival will take place on 27th & 28th July 2024. This free event is located on Southsea Common, it is organised by Portsmouth City Council and The Kite Society of Great Britain.

What date is Victorious Festival 2024?

Victorious Festival is on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of August 2024. A three-day music event held in Southsea, Portsmouth.

When is the Great South Run 2024?

The South coast's biggest running event will take place on Sunday 20th October 2024. Join more than 20,000 people on a 10 mile route passing historic landmarks. You will certainly breathe in lots of sea air, and it is a flat surface - sound like fun?

When will Southsea Coastal Defences be finished?

Construction of Southsea Coastal Defences began in September 2020, it is expected to be completed in 2028.

Is Southsea a sandy beach?

Southsea is a pebble beach, predominately flint shingle and shells, however a stretch of golden sand is exposed at low tide.

Is Southsea Skatepark free?

There is a charge to enter Southsea Skatepark, it is a supervised venue, staff oversee activities to ensure park safety.

Can I make a fire on Southsea beach?

You will find designated areas in and around Southsea signposted as barbecue zones. These are situated across the seafront and the common. Areas around Clarence Pier, Southsea Castle and Southsea Skate Park are classed as red zones (so no open fires are permitted).

Is Southsea worth visiting?

Yes! If you enjoy walks along the beach, sea air and the sound of waves crashing, then Southsea is worth visiting. Southsea has many popular attractions on offer, there is no shortage of things to do and places to see.

Is property in Southsea expensive?

When it comes to buying or renting in Southsea, the south coast of England is known for being a little more expensive. Things like tourism, transport links, warmer weather, higher paid jobs, supply and demand, these all contribute to pushing property prices up. Southsea consists of more terraced houses, flats and semi-detached properties. According to Rightmove (Jan 2023) properties in Southsea had an average sale price of £280,824 in the past year.

Is Southsea beach good for swimming?

Sea swimming at Southsea Beach is lots of fun for all the family, however you should always assess the weather and tides. During peak periods (June to September) Southsea Beach has lifeguards stationed at either side of South Parade Pier. Only competent swimmers should venture out far, always stay safe on the beach, and respect the sea.

What is in Southsea for kids?

There is no shortage of fun for kids in Southsea. You’ve got beach days, local landmarks, activity centres, parks, indoor and outdoor attractions (some paid, some free). Simply head down to the seafront and see for yourself. A walk from Clarence Pier to South Parade Pier will present you with many options, and all that sea air will guarantee your little ones a great night sleep.

Southsea News

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7th June, 2024

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6th June, 2024

Spectacular Drone Light Show

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6th June, 2024

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Southsea Meetups

Want to meet interesting people? New to Southsea? Need to get out more? Southsea Meetups has been setup to help you connect with Southsea residents.