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Shop, eat, drink (sensibly!), visit and take part locally to help support Gosport's economy, businesses, amenities and attractions.

Gosport High Street  Shopping

With coronavirus lockdown restrictions easing there are now an increasing range of opportunities for you to go out and spend your time and money locally, as well as online. 

Go Out, Go Local

We hope that when you 'go out' that you will choose to 'go local' as much as possible, helping make a real difference to the recovery of Gosport's economy. 

Drinking in the view  Coffee 1

There are plenty of opportunities on your doorstep such as shops, the high street market, cafes, restaurants and pubs, as well as leisure opportunities, water sports and places to visit. 

Sailing at Stokes Bay  Welcome to Alver Valley Country Park

Given Gosport's coastal location there are also plenty of things to do on or in the water, with local businesses and clubs able to help with equipment (to buy or hire) and tuition etc.  On land Gosport has 24 miles of coastline and acres of green open spaces for you to explore and enjoy.  The 3km Waterfront Trail, the Alver Valley Country Park with its Wildgrounds nature reserve and the beaches at Lee-on-the-Solent and Stokes Bay providing plenty of walking, running and cycling routes.

In addition there are other opportunities to keep active such as golf courses, tennis clubs, the Gosport Leisure Centre and other fitness centres across the town.  Other amenities like Lee Splash Park and Gosport Splash Park at Stokes Bay are also re-opening for residents and visitors alike.  For further updates on re-openings please regularly check back on our website or social media accounts i.e. Twitter and Facebook.  

Gosport Heritage Open Days forms part of the annual national Heritage Open Days festival and was staged from Friday 11th to Sunday 20th September 2020.  It was an opportunity, albeit mainly via online, for you to be guided through the history of Gosport.  The Gosport Heritage Open Days website provides an insight into this history and also the heritage that is on display across the town which can be explored beyond the festival.  This includes the Royal Navy Submarine Museum (open on Wednesdays to Sundays) and Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower (open on Saturdays and Sundays) both now re-opening for residents and vistors alike.  Further information on the heritage related attractions in Gosport can be obtained from the town's Tourist Information Centre.

Welcome to Explosion Museum  Explosion Museum ship's gun

Get advice on what to see and do

The Discover Gosport website and staff at the Tourist Information Centre can also provide you with suggestions on what to see and do.  This currently includes the opportunity to see Roy Keane at the Gosport Gallery, via the Sixteenth Chapel exhibition co-curated with the Peter Crouch Podcast.  See what you can find to do in your town!

Lee on the Solent map  HMS Alliance periscope

Go Safely

To minimise the coronavirus risks when going out please follow the government guidance on staying safe outside your home e.g. social distancing and wearing a face covering where advised to.  The government has also published Coronavirus FAQs: What you can and can't do to provide further guidance.  For local updates and other related information please see the council's Coronavirus webpage and follow our social media accounts.

Go Local, Go Often

We encourage you to continue to support Gosport businesses during these difficult times by 'keeping it local' longer term helping sustain growth in Gosport's economy and protecting local traders' livelihoods.

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