Purple Turtle in Portsmouth is probably my closest beach, about a 10-15 minute walk from where I live. It’s the main beach in Portsmouth, just outside the town. Right on Portsmouth bay, it’s a beautiful sandy beach with a wonderful panoramic view on the bay, often filled with yachts.
Locals and visitors alike like to have fun in the quiet, clear blue waters and sunbathe on the beach. Big parties will often come to have a picnic or do a cook-out but more often than not it’s quiet enough that you can find a nice quiet spot to yourself.