Lee on the Solent Tourist Information

Lee on Solent Beach

Lee on Solent Beach

Lee on the Solent on the South Coast sits midway between Portsmouth and Southampton, and boasts fantastic views across to the Isle of Wight from its pretty promenade. A seaside centre affording easy access to attractions and boat trips in both nearby Hampshire cities and Gosport, Lee on the Solent (or Lee on Solent) is that perfect peaceful coastal base with a beautiful pebble beach flanked by beach huts. You’ll find many charming B&B guest houses and holiday cottages here and Lee-on-the-Solent is also the home of the Hovercraft. Head to the local Hovercraft Museum on the former site of HMS Daedalus navel base to see over 60 Hovercraft on display. The museum also hosts regular Hover Shows.

The attractive beach is within yards of many of the Solent town’s B&B guest houses, and the promenade is the perfect vantage point from which to view all kinds of watersports and shipping from kite-surfing to jet ski, and yachts to vast cruise liners. If you’re looking for the best views of Cowes Week activities, B&B guest houses here are the perfect choice! Lee on the Solent also has a great choice of restaurants and inns serving food like The Old Ship on Marine Parade East and the Waterfront Brasserie with wonderful views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight.

Getting Here/Where to Stay

Lee on Solent sits around a 15 minute drive from the M27 and is within an easy drive of the M3. Accommodation here is unique, often family run and offers a quiet coastal bolthole, yet is within easy reach of several of Hampshire’s largest cities and towns. A wide choice of quality B&B accommodation can be found around Lee on Solent and rates are great value too! Transport links including Southampton Airport and Cruise Terminals, and Portsmouth ferry services are an easy drive away.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.