Ladies Mile, Southsea Common, Portsmouth

Book Tickets Online

About

The Common owes its existence to the strains of the military in the early nineteenth century for a clear range of fire from the harbour defences at any enemy ships which dared to approach Portsmouth and its dockyard.

The Common is a popular restoration ground, and also aids as the venue for a number of annual events, including, but not limited to, the Southsea Show, Military Vehicle Show, Para Spectacular, Kite Festival, D-Day 75, a variety of circuses, and the popular Victorious Festival.

Southsea Common is a vast open space that was purchased from the War Department in 1922. The area is adjacent to the popular seafront promenade and beach, which is ideal for kite flying, picnics and informal ball games. Southsea Common is a great place to hang out with friends or family. You're able to enjoy the view of the beach, but sit on the comfort of a bench or the grass. It's a large open space allowing there to be room for many different activities. Southsea Common is a fantastic place to bring the kids to play at over summer, or have a picnic with a couple friends.

Facilities also include a children's play area, beach volleyball courts, tennis, pitch and putt and a skate park.

There are many paths across the Common, including the Ladies Mile, which are flanked by attractive spring bulbs. Some of the mature trees date from 1910.

Southsea Common was awarded Warburton's Best Picnic Spot in the South East in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Book Tickets

Facilities

Catering

  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic area
  • Picnic Site

Children & Infants

  • Outdoor children’s play area

Parking & Transport

  • On street parking only
  • Railway station within walking distance

Provider Preferences

  • Outdoor Attraction

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Southsea Common

Type:Municipal Park

Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 3PB

Add Southsea Common to your Itinerary

Close window

Call direct on:

Tel+44 023 9282 8112

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Southsea Common (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

What's Nearby

  1. The Splash Pool is currently closed.

    0.09 miles away
  2. Please be aware that Blue Reef Aquarium is currently closed in line with the government's…

    0.1 miles away
  3. From beginners to improvers and competitive players, Southsea Tennis Club offers…

    0.11 miles away
  1. Please be aware that The D-Day Story will be closed in line with the government's…

    0.16 miles away
  2. Southsea Rowing Club is committed to providing a healthy, fun, competitive environment…

    0.17 miles away
  3. Welcome to the premier Skatepark on the south coast.

    0.18 miles away
  4. Discover Portsmouth's US connections, with the story of D-Day and the Allied soldiers who…

    0.2 miles away
  5. Planning on visiting Southsea?...Click here to get latest information on Attractions,…

    0.26 miles away
  6. Southsea Castle is now open to visitors (external areas and shop).

    0.29 miles away
  7. The Pyramids Centre is one of Portsmouth’s largest entertainment, leisure and event…

    0.35 miles away
  8. Hovertravel, the only scheduled Hovercraft operator in Europe, is the quickest way to…

    0.42 miles away
  9. Clarence Pier Southsea is one of the largest amusement parks on the south coast and…

    0.45 miles away
  10. One of the largest indoor children's playgrounds on the south coast.

    0.45 miles away
  11. Three kilometres of promenade now links all of Portsmouth’s historic waterfront. The…

    0.46 miles away
  12. Very attractive, sheltered gardens close to the seafront with a wide variety of…

    0.49 miles away
  13. Take on the Warrior and Victory trails at Portsmouth's seafront Adventure Golf attraction…

    0.5 miles away
Previous Next

Related

Clarence PierClarence Pier Amusement Park, PortsmouthClarence Pier Southsea is one of the largest amusement parks on the south coast and boasts all manner of amusements, rides and activities for the whole family.

Southsea Castle & The SolentSouthsea Castle, PortsmouthSouthsea Castle is now open to visitors (external areas and shop).

Don't Miss