Hayling Island has been a popular holiday resort since it was first joined to the mainland by bridge in 1824. Even prior to that the wealthy would arrive by boat or causeway to enjoy what was then an exclusive spa resort. The bridge, and the later rise of the motor car, made Hayling Island far more accessible to the masses and holidays on Hayling reached their peak in the 1970s before cheap foreign holidays enticed holiday makers further afield.
The Island’s peaceful charm, open spaces, safe environment and miles of seafront still bring past visitors back for holidays and encourage new family visitors in. Today though they are joined by a new generation of leisure visitors who come primarily for the excellent watersports that Hayling Island has to offer.
Families of all ages return to the Island time and again for their summer break. The appeal of Hayling to family groups is easy to understand: Fresh air, unspoilt beaches, a laid back pace and enough to do the keep the kids amused:
Despite having first-class conditions for a variety of watersports, Hayling Island has resisted the over development that has affected other watersports venues. This means that Hayling offers a great opportunity to enjoy your sport on our unspoilt shores:
Hayling Island offers a great chance to ‘get away from it all’. We may only be 90 minutes from London, but the pace could not be more different. Fill your lungs with sea air, slow down to our pace and unwind:
Resort Based Holidays
Hayling Island boasts excellent holiday parks and holiday villages, offering everything you need including evening entertainment. However don’t forget to come and explore the rest of the island!