Beachlands - Hayling Island Beach

Hayling Island has eight kilometers of pebble beach, of which the most popular section is West Beach, at the western end of the seafront. Sheltered by the West Winner sand bar, this a good choice for swimmers. All facilities, including fairground and amusement arcades.

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


  • First aid point

Nearest town



PO11 0AJ

OS grid ref.

SZ 7145 9872

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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Beachlands - Hayling Island Beach Reviews

Needs help

Phil W
Aug 08th 2020

An absolutely superb long beach with crystal clear warm water at height of summer! Choose your spot carefully! But as with all of the UK the public are there to be fleeced not helped or supported! Scumbags with jet skis or gits playing loud music are likely to ruin your experience with never a sniff of the police or beach wardens to stop them! Traffic wardens on the other hand are everywhere!! The council would make millions more if the attempted to look after it!!


Aug 04th 2019

Hayling Island, - once a windsurfing Mecca with very little facilities to “spoil” the experience, that was 1985.
2019 - Hayling Island - used to be windsurfing Mecca with very little facilities to “spoil” the experience, but now its pay-to-park.
Most of the westbeach usable shoreline is taken up by a small village of beach huts with owners erecting ever more ingenious space-grabbing “patios” to ensure no one infringes on their domains, and once their belongings and children are scattered between the patios and the water there is very little left to call usable.
It is not surprising then that windsurfing has found itself squeezed out between beach huts and the reserved area for toffs that is the Kite-Surf empire adjacent to the golf club. No shock then that Hayling Island is today just a difficult to access,overun, overpriced carpark of gravel strewn quarry-like tracks with (still) nowhere really suitable to rig a very expensive windsurf sail in peace.
Getting to the water on a warm weekend at the “windsurf zone” access areas is like treading a minefield of barbecues and ankle-biters carrying a fully erected frame tent at shoulder height to avoid poking some buggers eye out.
PROPER segregation needs to be policed, signs arent enough. Oh and please do something about the parking charges and LACK of beach-user facilities, its 2019, not 1985.

Hayling Island West Beach

David Lewin
Jul 31st 2019

Very poor facilities toilets in an awful state of disrepair. Bins in the beach areas overflowing. Elsan emptying point stinking and has not been cleaned properly in years. Tap in elsan emptying area broken for many months. Overnight camping ban for motorhomes in force. Was supposed to be temporary but is still in force.

What did we get wrong?