Beach and Coast
Hayling Island is the premier location for child-friendly, scenic, clean beaches. Beachlands holds a Blue Flag Award and the The Solent Water Quality Award in recognition of its cleanliness and superb facilities - a wonderful place to experience an English seaside holiday.
Fun at the seaside
Hayling Island Adizone The Outdoor Gym Equipment at the seafront provides a multi-sports facility designed in the shape of the London 2012 Olympics logo. It includes equipment such as leg and abdominal bench presses, treadmill and cross trainer. There are also basketball and football areas, a climbing wall, tennis wall and a freestyle area for aerobics, dance and martial arts.The Adizone is at the junction of Rails Lane and the Seafront, Eaststoke Corner.
Beach Volleyball is available free of charge on the seafront, bring your own ball and turn up and play!
Adventure Playground at Beachlands. The brightly coloured playground is suitable for young children to play in a safe environment.
Those wishing to join the fashionable trend of having a beach hut can do so by leasing one for a year. A limited number are available for weekly hire offering visitors a special place to call their own and extending the enjoyment of the beach as shelter from the sun and sea breezes. A truly English experience. Information from the Visitor Information Centre.
Picnic and Barbecue Areas
There are some wonderful places to picnic at Beachlands including a turn-up-and-use barbecue grill on the seafront. Visitors can also use disposable barbecues. Contact the Beachlands Office on 023 9246 3297.
Refreshments There are a number of kiosks, cafes, bars and restaurants near the beach serving a range of snacks, meals and drinks and not forgetting, ice creams!
Access for all
Efforts have been made for the seafront area to be accessible to all, with the provision of boardwalks over the shingle bank, which are wide enough to take wheelchairs. Some have specially designed picnic areas. The boardwalks extend to reach beach huts, which have been adapted to accommodate wheelchairs; these are available to hire from the Beachlands Management Office on 023 9246 3297. Wheelchairs can also be hired through the Hayling Wheelchair Services. Phone Number 023 9246 5889
For more information about Hayling's beaches, see the online Good Beach Guide (enter "Hayling" in the search box).
To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all visitors there are bylaws governing dogs and horses on beaches. Owners are advised to refer to signposting in the area or to check with the Beachlands office on 023 9246 3297.
And much more besides...
Hayling Island, Havant and Emworth is where the countryside meets the seashore. It is an environment for all seasons. The summer is delightful with shady forests or coastal paths with sea breezes to keep you cool, or you may prefer walking along the beach and getting the sand between your toes.
The autumn offers a chance to kick your way through golden woodland leaves and in winter, snuggle into your favourite warm jumper, take in some bracing sea air then find a cosy pub or tea room to warm yourself. The spring offers rejuvenation everywhere with lambs and an abundance of wild flowers in woodlands, and on marshes and seashores.
Portsdown Hill offers spectacular views and is listed as a site of special scientific interest due to the rare chalk Downland plants. Or there is Broadmarsh; a coastal wilderness with footpaths connecting Langstone and Hayling Island to Farlington Marshes Nature Reserve, so plenty of countryside to bring out the adventurer within you!