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Gunwharf Quays
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Landscaped in to a historic setting, with the Historic Dockyard and Old Portsmouth only a few minutes walk away, Gunwharf Quays is where the old and the new come together. Experience shopping in the pedestrian avenues with over 95 designer outlets to choose from, relax in the wide open spaces, see the spectacular views across Portsmouth Harbour and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere. Finally, end your day dining at one of the 20 cosmopolitan restaurants or bars.

Cowes
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Best known as the world's premier yachting centre, Cowes is the Isle of Wight’s main port with a natural harbour at the mouth of the Medina river. Yachtsmen from all over the world participate in the season's prestigious sailing events, of which the best known is Cowes Week, held annually at the beginning of August. More that just a yacht haven, shopping in the narrow pedestrianised High Street is a delight with shops catering for all ages and budgets. Cowes history and now fame also means that it boats some excellent places to eat; from cosy old inns such as the…..to fine dinning restaurants like…., you will not be disappointed.

Needles
www.theneedles.co.uk
A major tourist attraction – beautiful rock pillars that stand majestically in the sea. Framing the picturesque Alum Bay are The Needle. Nationally famous and a true sight to behold, nothing compares to seeing these aweinspiring rocks from the water.

Alum Bay
The beautifully copper and orange coloured cliffs that rise out of the beach are a sight not to be missed at Alum Bay. Just below the fiery coloured cliffs there is a beautiful beach that slopes gently in the waters of the bay.

Ryde
Known as the gateway to the Island, Ryde is a pleasant Victorian town Along the seafront you will find many typical seaside shops, arcades and cafes. To the east the promenade stretches along the sea wall to the canoe lake and Appley Gardens. The main street is called Union street it runs up the hill from the sea and hosts a wide variety of shops.

Solent Forts
The four Solent forts were built for the protection of Portsmouth and it's harbour from sea attack and bombardment. Today they have a variety of uses from corporate meting rooms to luxury private homes.

Bembridge
A pretty little harbour and village located in the Solent. However, do not be perturbed by it’s size as Bembridge has a wide range of shops and restaurants to cater for all visitors.

Lymington
A beautiful, Georgian market town, Lymington is situated on the southern edge of the New Forest, between Southampton and Bournemouth and at the western end of the Solent. Lymington has a number of interesting independent shops including some designer boutiques.

Beaulieu River & Buckler’s Hard
www.beaulieu.co.uk
Buckler's Hard, on the Beaulieu River, is the centre of boating. In addition to offering facilities for yachtsmen, the natural beauty and history of the Beaulieu River contains much of interest for the visitor. Buckler's Hard Marina is one of the most picturesque marinas on the south coast of England.

The Hamble
The stretch of water off Southampton, know as the Hamble, is renowned not only for its natural beauty but also its excellent boating conditions. Just a short distance from Cowes and close to other places on the south coast of England such as such as Yarmouth, Newtown Creek and Bembridge The Hamble boasts great connections.




Lymington

Bucklerís Hard

The Hamble

Bembridge
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