Leisure

general-372Hayling Island is well known for its variety of good pubs and restaurants and many attractions. World renowned sailing waters, fishing, windsurfing, Blue flag beaches, and Beachlands fun fair. Our harbours are some of the best places in the world to see shore birds with several sites designated as wildlife reserves.

Ideally placed for those wishing to visit the nearby maritime city of Portsmouth with its many attractions.

The historic city of Chichester is just a short journey away.

The picturesque fishing village of Emsworth is also well worth a visit.

Havant train station is a short journey away with trains leaving regularly to London, Portsmouth, Chichester and Southampton. As well as buses on and off the island every 15 minutes.

Hayling Ferry is located on the south of the Island with a passenger ferry which goes to Portsmouth.

The Isle of Wight is just a day trip away and you can take the Hovercraft, passenger ferry or car ferry.

As well as all this Hayling has it’s own 18 hole links Championship golf course, Hayling Island Golf Club, plus Beachlands Par 3, a 9 hole Par 3 open to all abilities and ages where you are able to hire clubs and a round at a very reasonable cost.

Visit a museum

Whilst Hayling doesn’t yet have it’s own museum, there are plenty within a short distance of the Island. Our favourites include: The RN Submarine MuseumThe Charles Dickens
Museum
Havant MuseumD Day MuseumRoyal Marines Museum and Tangmere Military Aviation Museum.

Take in Some History

The solent area is steeped in history, and has some spectacular historic sites that offer a day out for all the family – all within easy reach of Hayling Island. Our local favourite historic spots include Portchester CastleChichester Cathedral, Arundel and Southsea Castle

Sailing and Windsurfing

Hayling is one of the best sailing and windsurfing areas in the world. it is renowned. Information about Hayling Island Sailing Club and Windsurfing on Hayling

Chichester Conservancy

Arrange Regular walks and activities around Chichester Harbour an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In the summer months join a solar-boat trip or a sailing trip on a vintage oyster boat from Emsworth. See details at http://www.conservancy.co.uk/events/