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Hayling Island - West Hayling Beach

Portsmouth, Hampshire

Eight kilometres of pebble beach with sand at low tide, stretches along Hayling Island from Eastoke Point (at the entrance to Chichester Harbour) to Sinah Common (at the entrance to Langstone harbour). The western end of the beach is undeveloped.

Beach Type



Including facilities for disabled people
There are several kiosks and cafes
A first aid post and a beach patrol office


Fishing and water-skiing take place at the beach
There are also children's playing areas
A skate park and a beach volleyball court
The beach has hosted national level windsurfing competitions
Fishing competitions and in

Nature and Wildlife

Despite its popularity with visitors. many areas of the island remain unspoilt. The walk or cycle along the Hayling Billy Coastal Path. which is to the north of the town. takes you along the east shore of Langstone Harbour and leads to a nature reserve co

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Litter is hand picked twice daily from Easter to 30th September.


Dogs are banned from 1st May - 30th September and bylaws prohibit any fouling. Dog bins are provided.

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Hayling Island Tourist Information Centre. Central Beachlands. seafront. Hayling Island. PO11 OAG. Tel: 02392 467111. Fax: 02392 465626


Nearest town: Portsmouth
County: Hampshire
Latitude/Longitude: 50.783, -0.999847
Postcode: PO11 0AS
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Leave the A27 at the junction with the A3023 and follow the signs for Hayling Island - seafront Beachlands.

Public Transport

Buses run to Hayling Island and along the seafront. The nearest train station is Havant. from where buses also run.

Nearest Railway Stations

Fratton (Approx. 3 miles away)
Portsmouth & Southsea (Approx. 4 miles away)
Hilsea (Approx. 4 miles away)
Bedhampton (Approx. 5 miles away)
Havant (Approx. 5 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There are over 500 parking places available. with disabled allocations.

Nearby Car Parks

West (Beachlands), Hayling Island (Unknown stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Sea Front (Fairmead Court), Hayling Island (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Central Beachlands, Hayling Island (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Station Road (Hayling Park), Hayling Island (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
West Lane, Hayling Island (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Chichester Avenue (Beachlands), Hayling Island (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Elm Grove, Hayling Island (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Health Centre, Hayling Island (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
St Mary's Road, Hayling Island (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Mengham Lane, Hayling Island (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Portsmouth