Hayling Island is in the borough of Havant near Portsmouth with a population of 16,887. Hayling Island is a true island, completely surrounded by sea.
The Hayling Ferry is a small pedestrian ferry connecting to the Eastney area of the city of Portsmouth on the neighbouring Portsea Island. To the west is Langstone Harbour and to the east is Chichester Harbour.
Hayling Island has a non-League football club, Hayling United F.C., which plays at Hayling Park.
As a consequence of the island's popularity for water activities, there are two lifeboat services: Hayling Island Lifeboat Station, run by the RNLI and Hayling Island Rescue Service, an independent service run by retired RNLI helmsman, Frank Dunster.
Seacourt Tennis Club also hosts a weekly fencing club featuring all ages, levels and weapons.
Hayling Golf Club has been voted in the top 100 golf courses in the UK. A traditional links course, although relatively short by modern standards, the strong prevailing south-westerly winds, fast greens, gorse bushes and traditional deep links bunkers make this a stern test for any golfer.
Funland, an amusement park situated at Beachlands, is open year-round, as is the East Hayling Light Railway which runs from the funfair to Eastoke corner.
Kite Surfing Armada
Hayling Billy Trail
Eastoke Corner Beach
Hayling Seaside Railway
The Station Theatre
Beachlands Par 3 Golf
Last year most property sales in Hayling Island involved detached properties which sold for on average £409,684. Flats sold for an average price of £149,431, while semi-detached properties fetched £307,372.
Hayling Island, with an overall average price of £320,056 was more expensive than nearby Bedhampton (£289,086), Havant (£254,260) and Hilsea (£217,231).
During the last year, sold prices in Hayling Island were 4% up on the previous year and 22% up on 2015 when the average house price was £261,595.
Property Rents in South Hayling by Number of Bedrooms
Schools in Postcode PO11
The Hayling College
Ocean Flow Fitness
The shops on Hayling Island are a mix of independent stores and chain owned convenience stores come small supermarkets. The largest of these is Co-Op at Gable Head. Hayling’s shops are spread around the various “villages” that make up the Island:
Pronounced “Men-jam” by most, Mengham is the largest and most centrally located of the Island’s shopping areas. Two adjoining streets provide a number of independent shops including butchers, green grocer, baker and post office together with two ‘express’ style supermarkets. Mengham also offers cafes, three pharmacies and is home to most of the Island’s estate agencies.
A row of shops and restaurants / takeaways including an ‘express’ style supermarket with a pub at either end.
A small scattering of shops on the Seafront including a convenience store.
Other shopping areas
Various smaller rows of shops exist around Hayling.
- Gable head
- Creek road
Niyom Thai Restaurant
Bay of Bengal
The Moghul Brasserie
The Barley Mow