Portsmouth is located on the southern coast of England. It was historically a naval base, and tourist hot spot and has a population of about 200 000.
The city has beautiful views of the sea, beaches and lots of history.
Lighthouse by the Sea:
An old building left as a monument:
Portsmouth has two piers, similar to many other cities by the sea. One is home to a small amusement park.
One of the piers in Portsmouth:
Portsmouth has recently struggled economically. Commuting out of Portsmouth, less tourism and less industry are contributing factors. One key redevelopment is GunWharf Quays, a shopping and restaurants on the water, complete with an observation deck. The development is very well designed and an inviting place to visit.
Portsmouth is a lovely English city along the sea, and parts of it even feel tropical. I would definitely recommend it for a visit!