The foot ferry to Hamble is close by, a pretty seaside village with independent shops & restaurants, Hamble Common has 55 acres of coastal heathland for nature & wildlife lovers. The area has many historic links to the D-Day landing, Portsmouth & Southampton are nearby, with plenty of maritime heritage & war ships to explore. Warsash Nature Reserve is a bird watcher's paradise along the River Hamble. Within easy driving distance are Porchester Castle, the New Forest with roaming cattle & horses along the heathland, plus Beaulieau Motor Museum. Also within easy driving distance are Marwell Zoo, Peppa Pig World & Winchester Cathedral. Other attractions include Calshot Acitivities Centre, Bursledon Brick Works, Royal Victoria Country Park, QE2 Acitivity Centre, (allows full use for disabled visitors), & activities such as canoeing, climbing, archery, rope course and zip wire, Go Ape, Southampton Sports Centre & Gunwharf Quays at Portsmouth. Beach 100yds. Shop, pub & restaurant 1/2 mile.