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Highlights in Southsea
- Seaside beaches and arcades
- Quirky shopping
- Amazing naval and Tudor history
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Holiday Rentals and Lettings in Southsea
Southsea is a delightful and thriving Victorian seaside town. Southsea beach is a 4-mile long strip of sand and shingle at the south point of the town and is lined with arcades and restaurants – a super location for your Southsea holiday letting! Head back into the town to find holiday rentals near ‘Albert Street’, famous for its quirky antique and bric-a-brac shops, or if you prefer green space, choose a holiday home next to the Southsea Common.Beautiful lettings in the heart of Southsea
Watch the sunrise and sunset in all its glory from the window of your holiday home by the seafront – many holiday rentals in Southsea have a sea view. Check out the cosy holiday flats which offer convenient access to Southsea’s many attractions, it's pretty Victorian houses within charming gardens, boutique holiday suites or large town houses to sleep many holiday makers – there are holiday rentals for all needs here at Southsea!
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The area and getting around
Southsea has the huge advantage that it’s almost completely flat and very compact. This makes getting around super easy for everyone! The local bus service is also excellent so many people visit Southsea without their own car. Having said that, day trips to nearby sights such as Portsmouth and the New Forest are easier with your own transport. Quieter than nearby Brighton, Southsea has many similar attractions to its neighbour but without the crowds. It also benefits from protection against bad weather from the nearby Isle of Wight, making Southsea one of the sunniest places in England!Fun and games in Southsea
Southsea has all of the traditional British seaside attractions, with the arcades and penny drops being a huge draw for many. Enjoy a walk along the beach under the sunshine, take a coffee break in one of the local independent cafes and then try your luck in the Golden Horseshoe or The Wheel of Fortune! Low cost fun for all the family! The games don’t stop as you head back into town. ‘Dice’ is a fabulously fun café on Albert Street which offers its visitors the use of its myriad different board games – a fun option for those rare cooler days!
Travellers and activities
Families mean much more than just children. Southsea is a wonderful destination for families who are also looking to travel with older relatives as getting around is so easy for those whose hill climbing days are over. Memories are made of this, grandparents, parents and children all enjoying the sights and sounds, from the historical monuments of Southsea Castle and the D-Day Story to the Southsea Brewing company and the indoor swimming rides at Pyramids, there really is something for all the members of the family to enjoy together.Southsea for naval history lovers
Less than two miles from the seafront at Southsea is the incredible Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Here visitors can enjoy some of the greatest ships from British history. HMS Victory – the ship that led Nelson to victory at the Battle of Waterloo – is now a piece of living history in the dockyard. As well as other hugely important vessels the Mary Rose’s final home is also at the Historic Dockyard and has its own museum including displays of the personal items of those who sailed, and died, on her decks.
„Ayer’s Rock in Australia was named after famous Southsea resident Sir Henry Ayers!“
Top 5 travel tips in Southsea
Find this lovely area of green lushness and flower blooms just behind the beach. Enjoy a picnic, or visit one of the many local cafes with a sea view or view of the common – you decide!2. Stroll down South Parade Pier
Packed with history, the pier now offers entertainment ranging from arcades to fairground rides, fishing to fish and chips, or just enjoy one of the wonderful ice creams on offer.3. Golf to the sweet tenth hole
By all means enjoy a picturesque and relaxing round of golf at the well-maintained Southsea golf club, however the ‘Tenth Hole’ is actually an incredible cake shop. Work up an appetite on the other 9!4. Take a walk on the small side at Southsea’s Model Village
The model village was built in 1956 and is a charming 1/12th scale representation of the town at the time. Enjoy the gardens that the Village is set in, as well as the wonderful views that reach for miles.5. Hop across the Isle of Wight
Take the fast passenger ferry across to the island for a day trip, or a short break to the Isle of Wight. Don’t miss the world-famous Alum Bay candy-coloured cliffs, or the beautiful and evocative white rocks known as ‘The Needles’.
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Southsea
What is the average price of holiday rentals in Southsea?
By looking at its annual average price of £121.92, Southsea is not neighbourhood that stands out as being the most expensive or the cheapest in the United Kingdom.
Which months allow you to save the most on holiday rentals?
Those who want to save as much as possible should travel to Southsea in January, February, and March which are the months that offer the most discounts, with average prices of £98.01, £99.72, and £104.31 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
When are holiday rentals more expensive in Southsea?
In 2020, the month that had the highest annual average in Southsea was July, with an average price of £136.29 per night. This was followed by August, with an average of £135.18, and September, with £128.74.
Should I plan a trip to Southsea well in advance?
So you don't run out of accommodation options in Southsea, it is necessary to be proactive, as 61% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.
What time of the year can I find more available holiday rentals?
The months that offer the most accommodation options, on average, are December (with an availability of 51.5%), April (51.25%), and January (51%), according to the trends observed in 2020.
During which months are there fewer rentals available in Southsea?
The months with the lowest properties available in Southsea are, in order, August, June and September, with respective average availability figures of 25%, 29.75%, and 31.25%, based on data collected in 2020.
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