This location is classed as SeasideView external link
Eastney is a long, fairly wide, pebble beach at the eastern end of an approximately 3.5 km (2 mile)continuous stretch of coast between Southsea Castle and Fort Cumberland. The southern suburbs of Portsmouth are close by, so locals find this a convenient place to swim and cool down on hot, sunny days. To the west, the beach merges with Southsea Beach. Eastney beach is an important plant habitat, with more than 100 different species which have adapted to growing in sand and shingle and tolerating large amounts of saltwater. The beach is popular for swimming and many water sports, with zoning for windsurfing. Part of the beach is also used by naturists. Parking, including disabled spaces, can be found along Eastney Esplanade, which runs for most of the length of the beach and offers visitors direct access to the shore. Public toilets can be found at the eastern end of the esplanade. Further along there is a café which overlooks the beach. The Royal Marines museum can also be found along the esplanade.