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Destination guide

The beachside setting of Southampton is ready to explore

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Southampton. This city's restaurants, snorkelling and golfing attract many visitors, as does its welcoming and relaxing location. Take in top local attractions such as Horseshoe Bay and Gibb's Hill Lighthouse. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Southampton

Do you want to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Travellers enjoy fun activities like snorkelling and golfing. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Southampton has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Port Royal Golf Course (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Fairmont Southampton Golf Club (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Belmont Hills Golf Club (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Dolphin Quest (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Ocean View Golf Club (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Southampton

Travellers enjoy Southampton for its snorkelling. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 29°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Southampton

Travellers enjoy Southampton for its seaside and island views. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Southampton. These are some of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Horseshoe Bay (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Seymour's Pond (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • West Whale Bay (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Church Bay (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • East Whale Bay (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Peel Rock Cove (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Southampton

The nearest airport is in St. George's (BDA-L.F. Wade Intl.), located 11.5 mi (18.6 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Southampton?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 38 holiday lettings around Southampton. From 9 houses to 12 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Southampton?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Southampton. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Gibb's Hill Lighthouse: 221 holiday homes
  • Church Bay: 223 holiday homes
  • Fairmont Southampton Golf Club: 221 holiday homes
  • Cedar Hill: 195 holiday homes
  • Horseshoe Bay: 223 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Southampton! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Southampton?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Southampton. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Gibb's Hill Lighthouse: 221 holiday rentals
  • Church Bay: 223 holiday rentals
  • Fairmont Southampton Golf Club: 221 holiday rentals
  • Horseshoe Bay: 223 holiday rentals
  • West Whale Bay: 221 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Southampton listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.