Overlooking Portsmouth Harbour, Gosport offers naval heritage, from the United Kingdom’s premier maritime museum to historic dockyard cruises. With over 35 kilometers of coastline, Gosport boasts scenic trails, calm beaches and charming waterfront eateries.
Things to do in Gosport
Ever wanted to see a submarine? Tour the HMS Alliance at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Britain’s only surviving World War II submarine. The museum offers a unique glimpse into life beneath the sea, from the torpedo compartment and engine room to old periscopes.
Discover the weapons used by the Royal Navy at the Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower. Housed in an 18th-century deployment building that once safely stored up to 6,500 barrels of gunpowder, this award-winning museum features interactive exhibits that retell the tales of navy warfare.
Take to the sea on a sailing trip of England’s South Coast. Enjoy gin and tapas on a sunset cruise, take the Gosport Ferry to Stoke Bay Beach for a swim in calm waters or grab a bite to eat at Pebbles Fish and Wine Bar.
James Bond fans can visit the Hovercraft Museum, which boasts the world’s most extensive collection of hovercrafts and boats from the movie “Die Another Day”. History enthusiasts can step back in time at Little Woodham Village. It features charming 17th-century thatched cottages, a blacksmith, seamstress and costumed actors.
Getting around Gosport
Gosport is serviced by Southampton Airport, a 35-minute drive away. Trains arrive at Portsmouth Harbour Railway Station, where you can jump on the Gosport Passenger Ferry. Local buses, boats and bikes are popular ways to explore.