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.
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.
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.
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.
- Blue Flag inspection - May 2021 (pdf 1.4 mb)
Central Beachlands is at the centre of Hayling seafront set between the funfair to the east and Inn on the Beach to the west.
Keeping yourself and others safe
Despite the easing of some restrictions, it is still very important to follow the current GOV.uk guidelines. Maintain social distancing, wash your hands regularly with soap and wear a face covering when required to do so.
You should follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of coronavirus at all times, including if you have been vaccinated against coronavirus.
Havant Borough Council is already preparing to ensure a safe and enjoyable time for visitors and residents to Hayling Island's seafront.
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.