Hayling Island seafront

Hayling Island seafront is a popular area of Havant borough, enjoyed by visitors and residents alike.

The seafront includes more than three miles of beautiful beaches used for all kinds of activities – from kitesurfing and sailing to enjoying traditional fish and chips by the sea.

We have also compiled some beach safety information to make sure we can all enjoy the area.

Blue flag award

Havant Borough Council is delighted to have retained Blue Flag status for another year for its beach known locally as Beachlands Central, Hayling Island.

The Blue Flag status recognises beaches for being safe, clean and having an excellent water quality. It also acknowledges the facilities that are available to visitors.

Our ambition for Hayling Island

Havant Borough Council has revealed the Hayling Island draft ambition document as part of the Hayling Seafront strategy.

Seafront HQ

Situated just off the seafront near Beachlands car park, Seafront HQ is open 9am-5pm, seven days a week from 2 July until the 11 September - please note, after the summer season opening hours will be 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

The team will be happy to assist you with any questions you may have or information you may need about local attractions and facilities. They can provide you with tide tables, RADAR keys for the disabled toilets, tokens for the showers at West Beach and seasonal beach parking permits.  If you experience any problems with the Council facilities during your visit, please report these to the team.

Staff will also be happy to help with many other council services, for example renewing your garden waste licence, assistance with council tax or housing benefit, waste collections, fly tipping and street cleansing. You can ask the team questions about services or report issues regarding any of the services provided by Havant Borough Council.

Beach Checker app

Hayling Island beaches have been selected to be part of a national Beach Checker app.

The app is free to download from the App store (Apple) and the Google Play store (Android). It is designed to enable visitors to make planned and informed decisions to avoid crowded beach areas prior to arrival.

Getting to the seafront

From Havant, Hayling Island seafront is accessible by car via the A3023 (Havant Road) and by bike or foot via the Hayling Billy Coastal Path.

There are many car parks along the seafront. Parking charges apply to cars, vans and motorhomes every day from 6am to 10pm, 7 days a week. There are no charges for blue badge holders or motorcycles. Parking is free overnight.

Visitors can also use the Hayling Ferry which runs between Hayling Island and Portsmouth. The ferry’s timetable is available online.