About Hayling Island
Blessed with golden sands and unspoilt countryside, Hayling Island is a haven from the big-city bustle of nearby Portsmouth. Yet don’t be fooled, despite its small size this traditional resort has plenty to keep you entertained, with a seaside railway, theme park and an abundance of watersports.
Windsurfing was born on Hayling Island and the excellent conditions here make it a favourite spot for kitesurfing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding too. After fun on the water, find a quiet spot to call your own on the island’s three-mile strip of sand and shingle beach – perfect for sandcastles and seaside picnics.
Elsewhere along the southern shore, you’ll find golf courses, classic seaside eateries and traditional arcades, but if you’re looking to explore everything the island has to offer, hire a bike! Cycle along the Hayling Billy Trail to witness the unspoilt countryside in the north, or head west for some excellent birdwatching opportunities.
Why we Love Hayling Island
- Three miles of lovely beaches
- Choice of watersports
- Hayling Seaside Railway
- Funland theme park
- Hayling Billy Trail
How to get to Hayling Island
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