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

Pebble

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

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

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Activities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • First aid point

    Nearest town

    Portsmouth

    Postcode

    PO11 0AS

    OS grid ref.

    SZ 7057 9881

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating

    Awards

    Marine Conservation Society Recommended