Hayling Island has over 3 miles of beaches along the seafront facing the Solent and many more miles of shore around the Harbours of Langstone and Chichester. The three main beaches of the Island have won both the European Blue Flag and the Keep Britain Tidy Group – Seaside Award Flag for cleanliness and management.
Hayling Golf Club, the premier links course on the South Coast, was established in 1883 and is a beautiful golf course for members and visitors alike.
Described as one of the most beautiful racecourses in the world and home to such incredible events as ‘The Festival of Speed.’
Located in the village of Fontwell and owned by ARC Racing. It features the only figure-of-eight chase course in the country and an oval hurdles course.
The Hayling Island Station Theatre is run by HIADS (Hayling Island Amateur Dramatic Society). The Station Theatre puts on HIADS productions (plays and pantomimes) and also has productions by outside groups and performers as well as showing blockbuster films every month.
The Hayling Seaside Railway is supported by the members of the East Hayling Light Railway Society. Trains depart Beachlands at 11 am and Eastoke Corner at 11.20, then at 45 minute intervals. With the time of the last round trip dependent on weather conditions and demand. Please check station notices on the day for time of your last train back, and for additional ‘relief’ services.
Funland Amusement Park offers the whole family a great day out with a wide range of fantastic attractions for the young and the old. With thrill rides, arcades and gift shops there’s something for everyone.
In keeping with the beach and outdoor culture of the youngsters of Hayling Island, skateboarding, roller blading and BMXing, is very popular on Hayling. A fun little skate park with a nice mix of ramps and an ocean view, the area consists of a quarter pipe and several small ramps and humps and a rail. More importantly it is free of charge and open to all.
Situated within a working Naval Base, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is home to a collection of fantastic attractions, there’s so much to see and do. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is the only place in the world to see the Royal Navy past, present and future and is a must see for anyone visiting the south of England.
The Mary Rose is a Tudor ship, built in 1510 that was in service for 34 years. She sank in 1545 before being discovered again in 1971. However, she wasn’t raised until 1982 which is when her restoration began. She takes her place in this stunning and unique museum.
Soaring 170 metres above Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent, the Emirates Spinnaker Tower is taller than the London Eye, Blackpool Tower and Big Ben and has already established itself as a national icon for Britain.
Gunwharf Quays offers everything from outlet shopping and a cinema to a variety of restaurants all on the backdrop of a beautiful marina.
For 900 years Chichester Cathedral has welcomed visitors through its doors – worshippers, seekers, tourists, people of all faiths and none.
Come and discover rescued traditional buildings set in a rural landscape, which tell the stories of the men, women and children who lived and worked in them over a 600-year period. Enjoy the Museum’s 40-acre site and visit a grand collection of historic buildings – there are 50 furnished, exhibit, houses to explore that recreate historic domestic interiors.
Home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for 800 years this stunning medieval palace is open for all to enjoy. Surrounded by a breath-taking moat you can cross a flagstone drawbridge, under the portcullis and experience a true hidden gem in the heart of the City of Wells.
One of the UK’s flagship regional theatres with an international reputation for producing work of the highest quality.
Although you could easily drive past this little gem it is worth a visit.
Vicki Wilson, Hampshire
Great overnight stay.
Mary C, Huddersfield
Breakfast was fantastic. Help yourself and loads of cooked, cereals, bread etc. Bargain price and good standard.
967fitz, Leamington Spa
Breakfast was fabulous (help-yourself-style buffet) with plenty of choice. The waitress was very helpful.
David F, Chesterfield
From the start the people at the hotel were totally professional and helped us with everything
Natalie S, London
Good service, value for money and polite, prompt, attentive staff.
Phillip D, Croydon