Very Strong tides
This is not the place to fall in the water,the tides here can be very very strong and if the tide were going out ,you would out to sea in minutes.
so if you have children with you keep them from the waters edge,even some yachts have trouble making against the tide.
- Sailing and Boating
- Water Sports
well, Portsmouth is not quite 'safe' for some of us (Asian), my classmated had some bad experiences with the local youngsters.
quite many drunken people messing around on Thursday to Saturday's nights. Sometimes, if football matches held, people will go crazy (especially Pompey VS Southampton).
just be smart no matter you are a Asian or western people.
North End shopping area along London Road changes character at night. As a woman I have never felt threatened, but young men with foreign accents (particularly French) may well attract the attention of local gangs, be aware & be careful.
The problem may be no worse than anywhere else, but it's on my patch, and it grieves me!
If you get into any trouble...
If you get into any trouble at all call the fire, police or ambulance on 999.
Dont walk around London looking like a tourist, with bags slung over you shoulders and camras hanging around you neck, you are an obvious target for a thief and a pickpocket. Keep all valuables where thieves cant get at them.
Swimming from Southsea's beach...
Swimming from Southsea's beach is relatively safe I understand, although it's not my sort of thing. However, a favourite place for sun bathing (known as 'hot rocks') beneath Portsmouth's city wall is not, because you are very close to the narrow entrance to the harbour where you might encounter ferries, submarines and even the occasional aircraft carrier!
The Coastguard Service
If you should see anyone in danger or difficulty in the water or around the coasts of UK, you should dial 999 and ask for The Coastguard.
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