I actually had no idea it was still running...
This is awesome I went on it as a kid on my holidays, we actually arrived late at the terminal and missed the last one, we had to stay overnight at a b&b and it turned out that mine hostess's hubby was a hovercraft pilot. I got given all sorts of technical manuals etc and was over the moon. Thanks for the memories OP.
Haha! Its all pay and display, if its not its permit parking, southsea and portsmouth in general now is a bloody nightmare for parking!
Appley beach, old train to visit old Shanklin, Shanklin chine, Blackgang chine, Needles, Alum bay, Robin Hill park, IOW Zoo, Osborne house (Queen Vic’s not Sharon’s), Carisbrook Castle, Things to do
You have to go to the home page to book and it automatically gives you the £30 fare, provided you select crossing times in the T&C's.