Hayling Island seafront is a Blue Flag beach, meaning it is recognised by Keep Britain Tidy as a clean and safe stretch of coastline.
Recognised internationally, the Blue Flag award status acts as an assurance to tourists the beach they are visiting is one of the best in the world. It is awarded to coastal destinations which have achieved the highest quality in facilities, safety, environmental education and management, as well as having a high standard of water quality.
Each year, the beach must comply with a strict criteria to be given this award - a full list of criteria can be found on the Seaside Awards website.
The Blue Flag is flown during peak season at the entrance to the Blue Flag beach, between Beachlands office and Funlands amusement arcade.
The flag is flown daily between 10am and 5pm when beach patrols and other facilities are available.
Blue Flag status
Once again, the seafront of Hayling Island has been awarded Blue Flag status by Keep Britain Tidy. The area, known locally as Central Beachlands, retained the prestigious Blue Flag, for another year.
Central Beachlands is at the centre of Hayling seafront set between the funfair to the east and Inn on the Beach to the west.