Waverley Excursions

Destination Guide

WHAT TO SEE AND DO ON THE SOUTH COAST

BOURNEMOUTH is one of Britain’s premier coastal towns – with award winning beaches, parks & gardens. Enjoy a day out on four miles of beaches or a leisurely stroll to the sub- tropical Italianate Gardens. Bistros and bars along the promenade and a combination of high street stores and fashionable boutiques offer something for visitors of all ages!

PORTSMOUTH is a city very much associated with the sea and has plenty to keep the whole family entertained. With miles of waterfront, Portsmouth has a great mix of history, heritage, shopping and restaurants and a visit to the Spinnaker Tower, is not to be missed. Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard has historic ships the Mary Rose, HMS Victory and HMS Warrior.

PORTSMOUTH (SHORT TRIP)  Ideal for children.  Frequent train service back to Portsmouth from Southampton.

SWANAGE is a compact, friendly resort, picturesquely set in a broad, gently curving bay. Enjoy the day lazing on the award winning beach or the lively attractive town centre with its countless interesting shops, boutiques and restaurants only a few minutes walk away. There are also parks and gardens nearby.

YARMOUTH on the Isle of Wight has grown up around its natural harbour, guarded by Yarmouth Castle built by Henry VIII in 1547. It has a varied range of shops, cafes and restaurants around the Square area. For those who are more active you can walk along the promenade or the old railway track which provides a delightful walk through the woods and along the banks of the River Yar.

WEYMOUTH is home to one of the top ten beaches in the UK. It has all the traditional seaside facilities: Punch & Judy, swing boats, trampolines, water sports and don’t miss the creations by Weymouth’s famous sand modeller. With attractions for all the family and lots of places to eat and drink, you’re sure to find Weymouth a fun place. Get stunning views form the top of the Sealife Tower.

Cruise JURASSIC COAST TO LULWORTH COVE View the magnificent coastline of England’s first Natural World Heritage site as you steam along Dorset’s Jurassic Coast to Lulworth Cove. This varied and interesting coastline boasts features such as St Aldhelm’s Head and Mupe Bay before reaching the entrance to the beautiful Lulworth Cove. Thousands of years of exposure to the ravages of the sea have produced this unique beauty spot.

Cruise PORTSMOUTH DOCKYARD Don’t miss a cruise round famous Portsmouth Dockyard – see Royal Navy ships! This excellent cruise provides views of many of the Historic Ships in the harbour area including HMS Victory and HMS Warrior.

Cruise NEEDLES & LIGHTHOUSE Relax on deck or in one of our comfortable lounges as you enjoy a wonderful cruise viewing the spectacular scenery of the Needles on the coast of the Isle of Wight with breath-taking rock formations & lighthouse and towards Freshwater Bay, viewing cliffs of Tennyson Down.

Cruise ROUND the ISLAND Take a cruise steaming round the Island and view the spectacular coastal scenery of the Isle of Wight. Sail past the famous Needles with their lighthouse, the multi-coloured sandstone cliffs of Alum Bay and the towering chalk cliffs of Freshwater Bay. View St Catherines point, the towns of Ventnor and Shanklin and round to pass the yachting capital of Cowes.