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West Hayling (Island) Beach

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West Hayling (Island) Beach - Hampshire

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The Hayling Island seafront is primarily shingle, with sand at low tide. Windsurfing was invented here and West Hayling is the island's designated windsurfing area as well as being home to the popular West Beach, which is sheltered by the West Winner sand bank, a spit that extends a mile out to sea and can be explored on foot at low tide.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

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

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  • Good fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Water skiing
  • Wind surfing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • First aid point

Nearest town



PO11 0AS

OS grid ref.

SZ 7057 9881

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended
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