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Destination guide

Take in the waterfront beauty of Portsmouth

Take a vacation to Portsmouth and enjoy the area's museums, history and monuments. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the shopping, bars and restaurants. Gunwharf Quays and Spinnaker Tower are just a couple of the must-sees. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Portsmouth

Are you searching for attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Portsmouth a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Clarence Pier (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Blue Reef Aquarium (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Great Salterns Golf Course (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Little Woodham (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Hayling Golf Club (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Lee-on-the-Solent Golf Club (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Portsmouth

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Portsmouth is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Farlington Marshes (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Hayling Island West Beach (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Beachlands Beach (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Ryde Beach (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Staunton Country Park (7.4 mi / 11.8 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Portsmouth

Fly into Southampton (SOU), the closest airport, located 15.7 mi (25.3 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, Portsmouth & Southsea Station, Portsmouth Harbour Station and Portsmouth Fratton Station are the main stations in the area.

How many vacation rentals are available around Portsmouth?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 967 house rentals around Portsmouth. From 200 Condos/Apartments to 391 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Portsmouth is on HomeAway.