The name has nothing to do with the sea, but refers to a market for selling geese. Locally, it is claimed to be "God`s Port".
Holy Trinity Church is late 17th century, and contains an organ once used for composition by George Frederick Handel.
Haslar Hospital, with a long frontage along the coast, was built for the Royal Navy in 1754. At the time it was both the largest hospital and the largest brick building in Europe.
There is a fascinating Submarine Museum in the town.
Gosport is linked to Portsmouth by a frequent ferry service across the neck of the harbour.
The jazz singer and musician Nat Gonella came from Gosport.
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Gosport for groups.