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Good common land

This is all the green land next to the beach and is great to have a walk in. Nice open space that... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Ashford, United Kingdom
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Kite festival :-)

Although this year it was a bit chilly ( after all the lovely sunshine ) I still enjoyed my visit... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Clarence Esplanade | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3PB, England
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

This is all the green land next to the beach and is great to have a walk in. Nice open space that is sometimes used for local events

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Although this year it was a bit chilly ( after all the lovely sunshine ) I still enjoyed my visit to the kite festival on the common. There were lots of stalls to look at and a good selection of food stalls. Unfortunately for me...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

Many different events happen here, this weekend was Cheese fest so something of interest to look at and eat. The common is vast so there's still plenty of space for peace and quiet and strolling along.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Southsea Common hasn't changed a great deal in all the years I have been going there. That's a good thing too! Such a pleasant green area to walk; it's by the seaside and there are plenty of nearby pubs and restaurants for when you get...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank CSK33
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Right on the sea front between the 2 piers,the common is an old established *Green* area,with some pathways,views across Spithead to the Isle of Wight. Cold and nothing to do in the Winter,but a good place for picnics and summer activities/shows/circuses etc.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Chris L
Reviewed 22 September 2017

On every previous occasion we have visited Southsea,there has always been something occurring on this common.We were there a few years ago and there was a car show,previous to this there was the circus and there has also been car shows too,the latter i thoroughly...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Here for the Cancer Research UK Race For LIfe event. Well organised event for charity on this great common. Alovely day for a good cause.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank tezpil
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This large Common area has been a jewel in the City over generations. Used today for general relaxation, at times it sees Fun Fairs, Circuses, Music Concerts, America's Cup crowds, Kite Festivals and so on. At other times it reverts to a simple Park used...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Circus go here flower shows bus ralleys car ralleys markets stalls to go with these Vetren parades and fairs

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank bob2854
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Southsea Common is a wonderful place for all ages. We visit very often and there is always a lot to do. This time we visited a performance of Moscow State Circus. All was brilliant experience. It was well organised, ticket office, toilets, food & drinks,...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Response from desito07 | Reviewed this property |
Morning, take the train to Portsmouth Harbour and then you can walk to the sea front. There are plenty and cafes in Gunwarf (the big shopping area), it's right next to the station. If you want to see the kites or the... More