Eastoke Beach (Hayling Island)

Eastoke Beach (Hayling Island) - Hampshire
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Hayling Island has a long, fairly wide pebble beach running along the approximately 5- kilometre length of the south coast of the island.  The shoreline is interspersed by wooden groynes. To the west, the beach merges with Beachlands Central Beach. Below the high tide mark there are some sandy stretches.

The beach is popular for swimming and water sports. At high tide it can get deep quite quickly, so swimming here is best left to competent swimmers, whilst at low tide the water is fairly shallow. Windsurfing was actually invented on Hayling Island and it remains a popular pastime here today, as is sailing.

Behind the beach, visitors will find a large car park with direct access to the beach at the end of Sea Front road. There is also a large, grassy area, suitable for picnics, public toilets, and a children’s playground. A seaside railway runs behind the beach. Along the seafront visitors will find a large selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants. Further parking with access to the beach and toilets can be found on Southwood Road. East of Sea Front, a promenade for pedestrians runs alongside the beach.

Type of beach

Sand & pebble

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 9LL

OS grid ref.

SZ 7291 9843


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

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Eastoke Beach (Hayling Island) Reviews

Eastoke Beach

Jun 14th 2022

Is in Hayling Island. Some Road maps take you to Portsmouth.