Day Trip to Southsea Saturday 17th August 2024. Departing Bicester. pick up points, Kidlington, Oxford, Abingdon and Didcot.


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Nestled on the southern side of Portsmouth – with views across to the Isle of Wight – the coastal resort of Southsea has traditional British waterfront charm, with a fresh air of trendiness brought by the increasing number of independent shops and eateries that now reside in this special slice of seaside England.

There are few destinations that could rival such a cool coastal culture combined with a history dating back to the first ships to leave British shores.  Southsea looks out upon the Solent where sea forts are passed by ferries, cruise liners, Royal Navy ships, and even Ben Ainslie’s INEOS Team UK racing sailing yachts.

If you can tear yourself away from the ever-changing and lively views across the water, there is much to explore upon the shore in Southsea – delve into the area’s vibrant character and enjoy beach days, history hunting, attractions, and events.

Things to do in Southsea

Southsea’s long and beautiful stretch of shingle is enough to satisfy a sun-filled day – as a well-kept secret, there will always be space for you sunbathe on the pebbles at Southsea or take to the water to try water sports like SUP.

Walk, cycle, or skate along Southsea’s beautiful beach promenade or relax on the green space of Southsea Common (once awarded Warburton’s Best Picnic Spot) home to beach volleyball courts, Southsea Tennis Courts, pitch and putt and Southsea Skatepark – one of the oldest and most iconic Skateparks in the UK.

Have some traditional seaside fun at the Clarence Pier Amusement Park and South Parade Pier, or go on an undersea safari at the Blue Reef Aquarium.

Explore the underground passages of Southsea Castle, built by Henry VIII and the spot from where he witnessed his flagship, the Mary Rose, tragically sink.  For more history, hear the unique personal stories behind the Allied Invasion of 1944 at The D-Day Story.

Discover the independent shopping heaven of Albert Road – bustling with quirky and independent traders selling retro clothes and vintage treasures, alongside one-of-a-kind restaurants, hip bars and cafes.

Places to Eat in Southsea

Southsea has a proud café culture, and you will arguably find the best coffee in the UK amongst the plentiful hipster coffee shops like Southsea Coffee Co. and Hunter Gatherer.

If afternoon tea is more your cuppa, after putting your way around the pitch and putt golf course, reward yourself with one of the delicious cakes from The Tenth Hole Tea Rooms.

Seek out some traditional fish and chips in one of the many chippies like The Fisherman’s Kitchen, or combine your meal with some sweet sounds at record store Pie and Vinyl.

On the waterfront, enjoy dinner with a view at The BrinyThe Beach Club and Southsea Beach Café and for fine dining sample the cuisine of Restaurant 27 or Montparnasse.

  • Price is for coach travel only.
  • Book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Departures From:

Pick Up & Drop Off Stops

Abingdon Stratton Way, Bicester P&R, Bicester Pioneer Square, Didcot Parkway Station, Kidlington The Moors, Kidlington, Garden City, Oxford City Beaumont Street

Ticket Type

Adult, Child, Family (2 Adults & 3 Children), Senior Citizen


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