Hayling Island Beach and Kite Surfer

Hayling Island

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Hayling Island combines all the attractions of a traditional seaside holiday with excellent sporting and leisure facilities. The island's miles of unspoilt coastline and countryside also offer a haven of peace and tranquillity, where visitors can walk, cycle or relax.

Windsurfing was invented on Hayling Island and as well as events linked to this popular activity there are also many opportunities for sailing.

Hayling Island holds a European Blue Flag award and its excellent beaches have also been awarded a Tidy Britain Seaside Award for their water quality, safety and cleanliness. The seaside shore is five miles long and offers safe places for enjoying swimming, beach volleyball, picnicking and barbeques, with some facilities accessible to wheelchairs.

Originally dependent on fishing, farming and salt production, Hayling Island is now known for its Funland amusement park and holiday centres, which made the island a popular seaside resort from the 1930s onwards.

Hayling Island is rich in military history and visitors can discover a fascinating World War II Heritage Trail which takes in many significant historical landmarks. Learn about the history of Mulberry Harbour and its Pillboxes, take a walk to the old railway and visit the COPP memorial along the seafront.

The island's proximity to Portsmouth, Chichester and Emsworth makes it an ideal base for touring, with attractions such as Southsea Castle and Staunton Country Park nearby.

Top things to do on Hayling Island

Here are our suggestions for the top things to do on Hayling Island:

1. Spend time at Funland Amusement Park

2. Take a trip on the Hayling Light Railway

3. Follow the Hayling Billy Cycle Trail

4. Enjoy a beach walk along the shore

5. Try a spot of kite surfing

6. Go wildlife spotting in Langstone Harbour

7. Visit the Hayling Island Donkey Sanctuary

8. Capture the moment on a sunflower patch at Sam’s Sunflowers during the summer months

9. Catch a show at Hayling Island’s Station Theatre

10. Play a round of golf at Hayling Golf Club

Where to stay on Hayling Island

Situated between Portsmouth and Chichester harbour and linked to the mainland by both road bridge and ferry, Hayling Island has many hotels, B&Bs, campsites and self catering accommodation and also has holiday centres offering activity breaks for adults.

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  1. Simon Bornhoft - Windwise Windsurfing School

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  2. Hayling Light Railway (Trust)

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  3. Hayling Island Beach

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  4. Hayling Island Station Theatre

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  5. Langstone Harbour

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  6. Hayling Island CBK Kitesurf School

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  7. Hayling Island World War II Heritage Trail and COPP Memorial

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  8. The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre

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  9. Funland Amusement Park Hayling Island

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  10. Hayling Island West Beach

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  11. Wonder World of Imagination

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