The Beach Guide

West Hayling (Island) Beach

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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    • First aid point

    Nearest town



    PO11 0AS

    OS grid ref.

    SZ 7057 9881

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    Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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