Hayling Island is a tiny island off the south coast of England, connected by road bridge to the mainland and by a passenger ferry from Portsmouth. There are three miles of beaches facing the Solent, with the main beaches holding the Blue Flag standard of quality and cleanliness. West Beach is our favourite, and popular with surfers and bodyboarders.
Hayling Island is popular for a variety of sports. The island is sheltered by the Isle of Wight so the waters of the Solent are perfect for sailing, power boating and kite surfing - sailing is a particularly popular pastime, with four clubs located on the island!
For family fun head to Beachlands, one of the main tourist attractions on Hayling Island, where there is a fairground and amusement arcade, adventure playground and two open-air markets.
Fun at Funland
For thrills and spills spend a day at Funland, where there's a looping roller coaster, a log ride and a drop ride falling over 100 feet. For the kids, there are a variety of children's attractions including Blizzard Falls, a junior log ride and the Frog Hopper.
If you enjoy coastal walks take the Hayling Billy Coastal Path, which runs the majority of the length of the island for a peaceful route that takes in the most beautiful landscapes the area has to offer. One of the most famous landmarks is the Langstone Bridge, which joins the island to the mainland, and was originally built in 1824 as a timber bridge before being replaced by its modern incarnation in 1956.
To see Hayling Island seafront in all of its glory, take the narrow gauge Light Railway across the seafront from Eastoke Corner to Beachlands.