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Gosport

Tourist Information Centres

Gosport Tourist Information Centre
Bus Station Complex
South Street
Gosport
PO12 1EP
tourism@gosport.gov.uk
www.discovergosport.co.uk

Press Contact

John Gibbs
Tourism Officer
john.gibbs@gosport.gov.uk
www.discovergosport.co.uk

Trade Contact

John Gibbs
Tourism Officer
john.gibbs@gosport.gov.uk
www.discovergosport.co.uk

Destination

Located on England's south coast, Gosport & Lee-on-the-Solent has 24 miles of waterfront, impressive naval history, diverse sailing and watersports, panoramic beaches, award-winning museums plus plenty of waterfront restaurants. Add to this go-karting, ice-skating, helicopter rides, summer cruises, and plenty of walking and cycling trails and you'll find plenty to keep the family entertained.

What's on Offer

Amenities

Gosport is the ideal destination for a sailing or watersports vacation. With boat yacht hire, sailing tuition, marinas, fishing trips, wind-surfing, kite-surfing and jet-skiing there is something for all ages and abilities.

Places to Visit

Find out what lurks beneath the waves at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum - you can even go on-board a genuine Royal Navy submarine. Learn about the weapons used by the Navy at Explosion!-Museum of Naval Firepower.

The Diving Museum showcases probably the best range of diving equipment in Europe, whilst just along the coast the Hovercraft Museum has a collection of historic hovercraft including some used in the Bond Movies.

At the 1642 Living History Village you can see 'villagers' dressed in 17th century costumes demonstrating the skills of the blacksmith, lace-makers and weavers.

Entertainment

The Discovery Centre hosts art exhibitions, events and children's activities throughout the year. There are festivals, carnivals and sailing events throughout the summer.

Shopping

Gosport has a mixture of independent shops as well as major high street names. From March to September there are specialist food, arts & craft markets.

Eating Out

You'll find a wide range of places to eat & drink, many located on the water's edge. Gosport also has its own award-winning brewery: Oakleaf, so why not treat yourself to some of its fine ales.

Recreation & Sport

For high octane excitement try the go-karts at Team Sports Karting track, Get your skates on the Planet Ice skating rink, right next door is Gosport Leisure Park with its swimming pools, sports hall, dance & fitness studios. If you like BMX head for Gosport BMX track hosts regular races and events.

Holiday & Activity Centres

Kingfisher Caravan Park is 5 minutes walk from the beach and offers weekly live entertainment from March to January.

Conference & Business Facilities

The Royal Navy Submarine Museum and Explosion!- Museum of Naval Firepower are both excellent venues for meetings and conferences.

Accommodation

There's a range of accommodation: hotels, B&B's, self-catering apartments - many overlooking the water. You can even stay on a yacht!

Getting There

Road

Take the M27 to junction 11 - then follow the signs to Gosport.

Rail

Nearest station is Portsmouth Harbour. The take the Gosport Ferry - the crossing is only 5 minutes and it goes from next to the railway station.

Sea

Ferries come into Portsmouth from France, Spain, Channel Islands, and the Isle of Wight. Then cross Portsmouth Harbour on the Gosport Ferry (see rail section above).

Air

Southampton airport is the nearest - 20 miles to Gosport.