A unique lifestyle
Where your mood takes you – from the idyllic natural setting of Stokes Bay to the bright lights of vibrant Portsmouth just across the harbour.
The pleasures here are infinitely varied and always enticing. This beautiful stretch of coastline invites exploration with miles of coastal paths, sailing and watersports, pretty marinas and an abundance of natural flora and fauna. The area is important for its biodiversity and rare species; Gilkicker Lagoon is a Site of Special Scientific interest.
The Solent is a popular recreation ground for avid yachtsmen and day trippers alike. Weekends and race days the waters come alive with adrenaline-charged competition on this international stage. Play a round of golf at the adjacent course, visit one of the ancient forts, ships or castles or just pause to absorb the magnificent panorama.
The historic city of Portsmouth is just a seven minute ferry ride across the harbour. Here, an array of restaurants, cafés and bars and contemporary waterfront shops await the pleasure of your company. A cinema, casino and bowling alley are also available at award-winning Gunwharf Quays as well as the fascinating maritime attractions at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.