West Hayling (Island) Beach
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
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs are banned from 1st May - 30th September and bylaws prohibit any fouling. Dog bins are provided.
- Good fishing
- Water skiing
- Wind surfing
- First aid point
OS grid ref.
SZ 7057 9881
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West Hayling (Island) Beach Reviews
Toilet paper and sanitary towels washed up along the high tide mark from the nearby sewage outlets, car park unorganised and disabled area difficult to access. Bolts and bits of metal from the removed breakwaters stick out of the beach. Used to be a lovely beach, now looks like the council don’t care about it. Won’t be much left after the winter storms. Such a shame.
Not looked after
So sad that Havant council do nothing to support what used to be a beautiful place . Dogs allowed to run free area but clean no toilets available no beach wardens . No life guards . No beach wardens . Plenty of traffic wardens . Don’t bother
Very Poor Compared to What it Used to be Like
Karen James’sJul 26th 2019
Unfortunately it is being taken over by motor homes, caravans and it doesn’t have the resources or facilities to cope.
Rubbish is piled up by the bins, dogs are on the beach where they are not permitted and the local wardens have a really tough job on their hands reinforcing the rules. Toilet paper and tampons on the beach intwined with seaweed.
I would now avoid what was once a beautiful place.