Eastney Beach is situated in the south-east corner of Portsea Island, just in front of Fort Cumberland and the old MOD range. Portmsouth has good links both by road and public transport from other cities and towns.
Postcode: PO4 9LP – Fort Cumberland Car Park (access to the beach along the side path)
Driving From The East
From London, A3 to Portsmouth. Come off heading towards Portsmouth (E) and Central Southsea. Turn left at the roundabout towards Fratton on the B2030. Stay on this road all the way down the eastern side of Portsea Island until the road comes to a junction. Turn left onto Bransbury Road towards Eastney and Seafront. Follow this road down into Eastney town until you see brown signs for the caravan park or seafront.
Follow Henderson Road until you get to Fort Cumberland Road, which you will need to turn left onto. Towards the end when it starts to open up, you will see the car park in front of you and the path to the beach is on the right-hand side side, and turns right once you get to the MOD buildings further along.
Driving From The West
From the west, join up with the M27 and peel off to Portsmouth via the M275 and head down towards the city. Once at the bottom of the M275, take the first exit off the roundabout onto Church Street and follow. At the next roundabout go straight over, continuing on the A2030 towards Central Southsea. Over one more roundabout and continue in the left until you see a sign for Milton, Eastney and Fratton Train Station. Take the first exit, still on the B2030, and straight over all the roundabouts to the junction at the end end. Turn right following signs to Eastney and Seafront on the A288.
At the crossrads, turn left onto Bransbury Road and follow down into Eastney Town. This road becomes Henderson Road until you get to Fort Cumberland Road on the left. Take this and follow straight to the car park. The path to the beach is on the right of the car park as you enter, and turns right once you get to the MOD buildings.
By public transport, you’ll need to head towards Portsmouth & Southsea. South Western Trains from London go straight down to Portsmouth, and if you are coming from anywhere else you may need to change due to the line being off from the main thoroughfares cutting across the country.
Portsmouth & Southsea (the city centre station) will have better bus links down to Southsea and Eastney than the Harbour station. The beach is within walking distance for the fairly fit, but trudging through a city centre is a little wasteful when sea and shingle await.
The First bus service 2 leaves from the station and will take you to Eastney town. If you alight at the Eastney Road stop you can cut down Cromwell Road on the right and be at the Esplanade in 5 minutes. Turn left and wander up the beach for half a mile.