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 remember The Who’s film Tommy being filmed here and I can dimly recall everyone’s shock when the Pier caught fire – and their anger towards […]
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 love that someone has “customised” this sign post. Walks are often brisk due to the wind coming in from the sea … but definitely refreshing. […]
Categories: Beach Resorts, Dog walking, Hampshire, Portsmouth, Travel, UK • Tags: Beach, Eastney, England, Hampshire, Portsmouth, Recreation and Sports, Southsea, Southsea Beach, Travel, Travel and Tourism, UK, Victorian Piers
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 wicked snack) with a great view. Affordable too. Coffee Cup rocks.