Trip time! Discover the marina, bars and history in relaxing Port Solent.

In Portsmouth's chic dining quarter, Port Solent, elegant waterfront buildings house top-quality restaurants of every kind and hundreds of yachts bob in the calm waters. Visit for more than an evening and you'll see that food isn’t the only attraction in this stylish location, with specialist shops dotted throughout the marina. A sleek cinema and a health and fitness club help make this one of the city’s most desirable locations.

Sit down for a romantic meal for two at one of the port's many picturesque restaurants. Choose from Italian, Mexican, Indian and a wide variety of national cuisines to suit all tastes and budgets. Bring the whole family along for a relaxed and special meal that will keep the children happy. Sample lobster and other fresh seafood caught just that day and finish off your meal with dessert from Port Solent’s ice-cream parlor.

Many of Port Solent's restaurants are famous for their atmosphere. Look for Dean's Diner, which recreates a classic ‘60s American diner, complete with a jukebox and big burgers. The Watermark offers dancing and DJs with your harborside dinner.

Before you fill up on fantastic food, explore the specialist and local shops around the area. Try on shoes or search for quality sports equipment and unique maritime merchandise. Browse the Trading Post to find wares from independent businesses or stop in the tea rooms for a hot drink and pastry. Nearby, find a traditional barber and a pet accessory shop that doubles as a dog café.

Port Solent is located north of the city center. From Portsmouth train station, it’s just a short drive. Use the available free parking. Perhaps the best way to arrive, however, is by boat; if you're lucky enough to be on a yacht, sail into the marina for an unforgettable evening of eating and drinking.

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Friendly People, Marinas and Bars

Top hotels in Port Solent

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Botleigh Grange Hotel
4 out of 5
Grange Road, Hedge End, Southampton, England
£85/night
18 Sep-19 Sep
3.6/5Good! (704 reviews)

Situated in Southampton, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Ageas Bowl Cricket Ground and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Manor Farm Country Park. St. Mary's Stadium and ...

3.6/5Good! (704 reviews)

"The building and area is quite nice. It's not the most modern design but we kind of liked it."…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2019

Botleigh Grange Hotel
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Jurys Inn Southampton
4 out of 5
1 Charlotte Place, Southampton, England
£55/night
22 Sep-23 Sep
4/5Very Good! (1,559 reviews)

Located in Southampton City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Southampton Solent University and Mayflower Theatre. St. Mary's Stadium ...

4/5Very Good! (1,559 reviews)

"Nice and comfortable rooms and friendly staff. Bathrooms are less modern."…"

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2019

Jurys Inn Southampton
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Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour
4 out of 5
West Quay Road, Southampton, England
£70/night
14 Oct-15 Oct
3.8/5Good! (1,266 reviews)

Located in Southampton City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Old City Walls, Southampton Maritime Museum, and WestQuay Shopping Centre. Southampton ...

3.8/5Good! (1,266 reviews)

"Staff very friendly and helpful breakfast service was slow because there were insufficient coffee machines and serveries, long queues developed for hot food and drinks."…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2019

Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour

Popular things to do in Port Solent

Gunwharf Quays
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Gunwharf Quays

Stretching along the sea is one of Portsmouth's coolest areas, with plenty of shops, cafés, bars and restaurants as well as a contemporary art gallery. 

Winchester Cathedral
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Winchester Cathedral

With its exquisite artwork and fascinating historical relics, Winchester’s Gothic masterpiece is thought to be one of the nation’s finest cathedrals.

Spinnaker Tower
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Spinnaker Tower

Ascend to the viewing platform of Portsmouth's most iconic modern landmark for excellent views over the city and coast.

Great Hall
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Great Hall

Admire one of the finest 13th-century halls in England and see the legendary round table of King Arthur at this monument to the city’s medieval heritage.

Southampton Maritime Museum
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Southampton Maritime Museum

Southampton Maritime Museum is a popular museum in Southampton with a story of its own. Wander the area's lush forest or simply enjoy one of its top-notch restaurants.

Southampton Cruise Terminal
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Southampton Cruise Terminal

One of the busiest cruise ports in England is just a few steps from the historical and entertainment attractions of Southampton.  

Top activities in Port Solent

Multi-Venue, Bar & Nightclub VIP Party Pass in Portsmouth
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Multi-Venue, Bar & Nightclub VIP Party Pass in Portsmouth

£10

Our popular VIP Party Passes offer a great variety of weekend nightlife entries. We have been booking groups small and large onto the guestlists all over the UK for a decade. We have designed our Nightlife Deals get you VIP entry into selected, popular clubs and bars.

Emirates Spinnaker Tower Admission Ticket
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Emirates Spinnaker Tower Admission Ticket

£12

Emirates Spinnaker Tower stands at 170 metres tall, offering breath-taking 23 mile views over Portsmouth Harbour, the city, the Solent, the South Downs and the Isle of Wight. The iconic structure is a popular destination boasting a high speed lift and three sky-high viewing decks.

Vacation Photographer in Portsmouth
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Vacation Photographer in Portsmouth

£25

Book a private professional photographer for a family trip, destination wedding, secret proposal or just a great day. Prices start at 8.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Ticket
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Ticket

£31

Visit us at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard for a truly memorable family day out. Explore our historic ships, including Lord Nelson’s world famous flagship HMS Victory, Queen Victoria’s HMS Warrior and the only surviving ship from the First World War’s Gallipoli Campaign, HMS M.

Southampton - London via Salisbury, Stonehenge and Windsor
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Southampton - London via Salisbury, Stonehenge and Windsor

£94

Combine your transfer from Southampton to London with a sightseeing tour, and make the most out of your time in England! On this tour you will discover the delights of the English countryside on a post-cruise excursion to London via three world class attractions; Salisbury, Stonehenge & Windsor.

Private Minivan: London - Southampton Port
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Private Minivan: London - Southampton Port

£220

Enjoy convenient private transportation between London and Southampton Port in the comfort of a standard minivan. For transfers to or from Southampton Port, the serviced areas are: London Select this option for hotels located in London city center or for London airports.