South Parade Pier: A shadow of her former self

I’ve lived in Southsea, Portsmouth for a good part of my early life and find the sad demeanour of South Parade Pier a little hard to take. I worked as a student in the gift shop at the Pier’s entrance when the Pier was at the centre of a thriving tourism industry. My brother can…

A beach resort in winter …

I love living near a beach, particularly in the winter time, where tourists are sparce and you feel like you have the whole area to yourself.  A few images of Southsea Beach, Portsmouth taken recently. Although dogs are welcome the Eastney end of Southsea Beach all year around, they can wander elsewhere off season.  I…

A welcome oasis …

I wish there were more pit-stops available in winter time on Southsea Beach, Portsmouth, Hants, but this one, to the Eastney side of the Pier, is cherished by dog walkers like myself.  With a wooden platform built over the beach,you can take your faithful friend with you to enjoy a welcome hot coffee (and a…