Destination guide

Take in the waterfront beauty of Portsmouth

Take a vacation to Portsmouth and enjoy the area's museums, history and monuments. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the shopping, bars and restaurants. Gunwharf Quays and Spinnaker Tower are just a couple of the must-sees. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Portsmouth

Are you searching for attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Portsmouth a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Clarence Pier (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Blue Reef Aquarium (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Great Salterns Golf Course (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Little Woodham (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Hayling Golf Club (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Lee-on-the-Solent Golf Club (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Portsmouth

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Portsmouth is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Farlington Marshes (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Hayling Island West Beach (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Beachlands Beach (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Ryde Beach (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Staunton Country Park (7.4 mi / 11.8 km)
Transport

Transportation options to and around Portsmouth

Fly into Southampton (SOU), the closest airport, located 15.7 mi (25.3 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, Portsmouth & Southsea Station, Portsmouth Harbour Station and Portsmouth Fratton Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay around Portsmouth?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,099 holiday lettings near Portsmouth. From 193 Condos/Apartments to 453 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Portsmouth is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Portsmouth?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Portsmouth. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Portsmouth Hilsea Station: 1,928 holiday lettings
  • Port Solent: 1,959 holiday lettings
  • Portsmouth International Port: 1,914 holiday lettings
  • Great Salterns Golf Course: 1,951 holiday lettings
  • Portsmouth Harbour Station: 2,131 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Portsmouth listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Portsmouth?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 193 Condos/Apartments in Portsmouth. Our other popular types of Portsmouth holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 453 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 320 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 320 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Portsmouth?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 74 holiday homes with pool available in Portsmouth. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.