British Beaches

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Old Portsmouth Beach Beach

Portsmouth, City of Portsmouth

A small shingle beach sheltered by the historic fortifications of Portsmouth. It is located in the mouth of Portsmouth harbour.

Beach Type



Including facilities for disabled people
Shops and a slipway


Swimming and fishing
There is no zoning for water sports

Nature and Wildlife

There are interesting walks around historic Old Portsmouth.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily in the summer by council contractors.


Dog bins are provided but dogs are banned from the beach during May to September.

Tourist Information

Portsmouth Tourist Information Centre. Tel: 02392 826722. Email: [email protected]


Nearest town: Portsmouth
County: City of Portsmouth
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7888, -1.10471
Postcode: PO1 2LY
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Access to the beach is via the Sallyport.

Public Transport

The nearest train station is Portsmouth Harbour.

Nearest Railway Stations

Portsmouth Harbour (About a mile away)
Portsmouth & Southsea (About a mile away)
Fratton (Approx. 2 miles away)
Hilsea (Approx. 3 miles away)
Cosham (Approx. 4 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is parking available for around 300 cars with spaces for the disabled. There is a charge for parking.

Nearby Car Parks

Clarence Pier, Portsmouth (Long stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Camber Quay, Portsmouth (Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Victoria Avenue, Portsmouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Broad Street, Portsmouth (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
The Esplanade, Portsmouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Southsea Common, Southsea (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
The Harbour, Portsmouth (Long stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Mumby Road Bus Station, Gosport (Long stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Ashby Place, Southsea (Long stay).
About 0.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Portsmouth