Southsea is a seaside resort and geographic area, located in Portsmouth at the southern decrease of Portsea Island, Hampshire, England. Southsea is located to the south of Portsmouth city centre and to the east of Old Portsmouth. It developed as a accepted Victorian seaside resort in the 19th century, originally named Croxton Town, but well along adopting the read out of handy Southsea Castle, a seafront fort build up in 1544 to back up defend the Solent and approaches to Portsmouth Harbour. Southsea in the same way as grew into a dense residential suburb and large, distinct commercial and entertainment area, separate from the middle of Portsmouth.
The areas surrounding Albert Road, Palmerston Road, and Osborne Road contain several bars, restaurants and independent shops. Palmerston Road is the main High Street of Southsea and contains various shops and restaurants, as capably as the local library. Albert Road is a determined street containing shopping and cultural venues, which includes the Kings Theatre, a regional theatre built in 1907.