Gosport is sat on the coastline of the Solent’s and occupies the whole of the sheltered western shore of Portsmouth Harbour, facing the Navy’s warships, the Historic Dockyard and the commercial port with cruise ships, cross-channel ferries, polar exploration vessels and container ships. The harbour has more shipping movements than any other port in the UK and for over a century Gosport has been the home of ocean racing, from the great J-Class yachts to Alex Thomson’s world-beating Hugo Boss team and boasts 24 miles of waterfront including three lovely beaches and a network of inlets and wetlands.
Gosport has also become the largest yachting centre on the South Coast, with over 5,000 licensed yachts and motor boats and three marinas with 1,400 berths between them. With direct access to the Solent and only 90 minutes from London, there is something afloat for everyone, from the extreme Clipper Round-the-World Race to quiet creek crawling and everything in between. There are also sailing schools and yacht charters, clubs that welcome novices and public slipways where you can launch your own boat. For information on services and facilities for yachtsmen go to Gosport Marine Scene.
Complete Holiday Homes offers selected properties that can comfortably accommodate groups from 2 to 20 in superior quality 5ft king double or single beds, all with crisply laundered linen and fresh clean towels for either crews campaigning in Cowes Week or the Fastnet Race and the Solent’s many regattas, to those who just wanting to simply sleep and eat on dry land at night after a day’s exploration. Or if you just simply want to be by the sea, to immerse yourself in its romance and beauty while being centrally placed to explore the amazing Hampshire and Sussex countryside – Gosport basically has it all.