"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Old Portsmouth Beach

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

Beach type: Shingle

Nearest town: Portsmouth

Local authority: Portsmouth City Council

OS Grid Reference: SZ632991

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Things to see and do near Old Portsmouth Beach

  • Royal Garrison Church (0m)
  • Clarence Pier (0m)
  • Pirate Petes Indoor Play (0m)
  • Portsmouth City Museum (0m)
  • Bowlplex Portsmouth (1m)
  • Portsmouth Indoor Tennis Centre (1m)
  • Spinnaker Tower (1m)
  • Miniport at Gunwharf Quays (1m)
  • Royal Navy Submarine Museum (1m)
  • Miniport Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (1m)
  • Curious About Portsmouth (1m)
  • Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (1m)
  • Blue Reef Aquarium (1m)
  • D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery (1m)
  • D Day Museum (1m)
  • Catholic Cathedral of St John (1m)
  • Southsea Skatepark (1m)
  • Oakleaf Brewing Company Ltd (1m)
  • Southsea Castle (1m)
  • Local Haunts Portsmouth (1m)
  • The Pyramids Centre (1m)
  • Aspex Gallery (1m)
  • Eastney Beam Engine House (1m)
  • Natural History Museum (1m)
  • The D Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery (1m)
  • Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum (1m)
  • The 1642 Living History Village (1m)
  • Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower (2m)
  • Southsea Model Village (2m)
  • Portsmouth Natural History Museum (2m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
Bus Station Complex
South Street
PO12 1EP

Phone 02392 522 944
Email tourism@gosport.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Thursday 23 March


Chance of rain 46%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1011
Humidity 88%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 51%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1011
Humidity 88%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 47%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
Pressure 1012
Humidity 78%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 76%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1012
Humidity 76%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 51%
Max temp. 9°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
Pressure 1013
Humidity 82%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 57%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 1016
Humidity 86%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
00:46 GMT
High Tide
07:57 GMT
Low Tide
13:13 GMT
High Tide
20:40 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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

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