Enjoy a day trip or a weekend adventure on the Solent, with plenty of great places to explore along the south coast. Whether you’ve got a destination in mind or you’re looking for inspiration, our friendly team can help.
CowesThe Isle of Wight’s beautiful port town provides the backdrop for the world-renowned Cowes Week, as well as the start/finish line for the thrilling Round the Island Race.There’s plenty of bars, restaurants and shops to enjoy, and if you’re a history nut, be sure to visit the magnificent former royal residency of Osborne House nearby.
YarmouthWith Yarmouth Castle and Fort Victoria Country Park to explore, and the gorgeous natural beauty of The Needles just a 10-minute drive away, Yarmouth offers a particularly scenic gateway to the Isle of Wight.
Don’t miss the biannual Old Gaffers Festival here in June, which promises exciting boat races and all sorts of entertainment and attractions on dry land.
PortsmouthPortsmouth has something for everyone. Enjoy shopping, dining and the nightlife at Gunwharf Quays (and visit the incredible Spinnaker Tower while you’re there) or explore the town’s rich maritime and naval heritage at the Historic Dockyard.
There’s also the fairground attractions of Southsea, as well as museums, gig venues and even a local aquarium.
SouthamptonNot far from the Lucky Ash’s home on the River Hamble (where you can see the popular Bursledon Regatta), Southampton offers high-street shopping, a range of historic attractions, and the stylish marina facilities and restaurants at Ocean Village.
In September you can catch the famous Southampton Boat Show; or head to the Mayflower Theatre for spectacular stage shows all year round.
PooleAs a well-known natural beauty spot, Poole Harbour is a breathtaking place to visit. Check out a variety of exciting local events and enjoy a drink or two at the quayside bars.
See the red squirrels at Brownsea Island, or visit the primates from TV at Monkey World. Further afield, history fans can explore the ruins of Corfe Castle, or go hunting for dinosaur fossils at Durdle Door and the Jurassic Coast.
LymingtonExperience the vast open countryside of the New Forest with a visit to Lymington. There’s wonderful local wildlife, plenty of charming villages and even family-friendly theme park action at Paultons Park.
Take a trip to the nearby Hurst Castle, or see the classic cars on display at Beaulieu’s famous motor museum.
BournemouthBournemouth is a popular spot for tourists, offering arcade attractions, museums, an aquarium and concerts at the Bournemouth International Centre venue.
Enjoy a spot of sunbathing on the beautiful sandy beaches, or take a trip up in a tethered hot air balloon and see the entire city from the skies. Don’t miss the free Bournemouth Air Festival in August, featuring amazing aeronautical displays from aviation’s past and present.For more information, or to book a day trip to any of the above destination, call Solent Super Yacht Charters on +44 (0)7836 204105 or get in touch via our contact form.