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Hayling Island

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Hayling Island is in Hampshire.

Understand

Hayling Island is a notable for being promoted and developed as a tourist destination by William Padwick.

Get in

By car

Take the A3023 south from the A27 at Havant

By train

The Hayling Billy line closed in 1963 and the nearest railway station is now Havant. Options are available to continue by bus, taxi, foot or bicycle.

By bus

Stagecoach Bus service 30/31 go to Hayling Island from Havant bus station.

By ferry

  • Hayling Ferry. offers pedestrian and cyclist access from Eastney in Portsmouth 

By bicycle or on foot

The Hayling Billy Heritiage Trail runs over the old railway route from Havant to West Town. While there was a causeway known as the 'Wadeway' which ran from Langstone to Northney, the remains of which are visible at low tide, this was severed for the Chichester to Portsmouth canal in the 1820s and is now dangerous and impassable.

Get around

By bus

Stagecoach Bus services 30/31 cover most of the Island, but does not reach the Ferrypoint.

See

  • 1 The Station Theatre, Station Theatre, Station Road, PO11 0EH (Follow signs from the Barley Mow Pub on the A3023 or take the 30/31 bus to Staunton Avenue), ☏ +44 23 9246 6363. Converted from a station building at the end of the Hayling Billy trail the theatre shows a variety of performances, films and music

Do

  • 1 Hayling Seaside Railway (East Hayling Light Railway), Eastoke Corner (Travel along A3023 to the seafront, then access the Railway at Beachlands or go left for Eastoke Corner. Also served by the 30/31 Bus.). Seafront narrow gauge railway running from Eastoke Corner to Beachlands
  • 2 Funland. Amusement park with three rollercoasters, thrill, family and kids' rides and dodgems; token and session pricing available

Buy

  • 1 Mengham Shopping Centre (Follow signs to Mengham from A3023 or Seafront). Two streets forming the largest and most central shopping centre on Hayling Island with a variety of services such as healthcare and banks
  • 2 Beachlands wednesday carboot, 5 Seafront, Hayling Island PO11 0AG (Follow the A3023 south to the seafront and follow signs to the parking). A noted carboot that takes place on Wednesdays on the beach subject to the weather

Eat

  • 1 The Inn on the Beach (Head west along the seafront at then turn left at the sign marked Inn on the Beach). Iconic former lifeboat station now a pub/restaurant on its own on the beach with stunning views an occasional live music

Drink

  • 1 The Ferryboat (The Ferry Boat), Ferryboat Inn, Ferry Road, Hayling Island, PO11 0DG (Head west from shre road at the south of the island and turn into the car park before the Inn and avoid continuing down the slipway). Historic Inn and a great place to relax inside or out with views over Langstone Harbour and Portsmouth. The most famous previous Landlords were the Spraggs family who also used to run the ferry.

Sleep

AS a tourist destination the island offers B&B, hotel, caravan, holiday camp and campsite accommodation. A selection is shown below:

  • 1 Elliots Caravan Park, 23 Haven Road, PO11 9RX (Go east along Hayling's sea front then again continue east along Southwood Road until turning north on Nutbourne Road. Haven road is on the right.), ☏ +44 23 9246 6991. Caravan park with some small caravans for weekly rent
  • 2 Langstone Hotel, Northney Road, PO11 0NQ (Take the A3023 from havant and turn left immediately after passing over Langstone bridge), ☏ +44 2392 465 011. A four star spa hotel with business and leisure clientele

Connect

Go next

  • Havant
  • Portsmouth
  • Emsworth
  • Chichester

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