Outdoor activities on Hayling Island

Head out and about on Hayling Island to enjoy the seaside air and abundant wildlife.

Forst of Bere on Hayling Island.

Forest of Bere

37-min drive from Lakeside and Sinah Warren, PO17 6JB
Home to a mixture of woodland, heathland, farmland and open space, the Forest of Bere has walking and cycling routes for all range of abilities. Although the paths are usually fine we recommend taking your wellies, just in case.

Farlington Marshes on Hayling Island.

Farlington Marshes

16-min drive from Lakeside and 19-min drive from Sinah Warren, PO6 1SR
Unusually for a seaside area, Farlington Marshes is actually better in winter than in summer. A huge number of migratory wildfowl descend on the area. The easy 4km circular walk around the marshes is mostly on the sea wall. Keep an eye out for short-eared owl and peregrine falcons.

Langstone Harbour in Hampshire.

Hayling Oyster Beds & Langstone Harbour

10-min drive from Lakeside and 12-min drive from Sinah Warren, PO11 0LG
Oysters were farmed on Hayling from 1819 up until the 1970’s, and in 1996 they were restored to create a haven for wildlife. Langstone is home to around 25 harbour seals, and on rare occasions bottlenose dolphins and otters have been seen in its waters.

Hayling Beach on Hayling Island.

Hayling Beach

8-min drive from Lakeside and 4-min drive from Sinah Warren, PO11 0AS
3 miles of sandy and shingle beach facing out into the Solent that has won both the European Blue Flag and the Keep Britain Tidy award, Hayling Beach benefits from sea breezes which keep the temperature just about perfect most of the year round.

Hayling Billy Trail on Hayling Island.

Hayling Billy Trail

8-min drive from Lakeside and 5-min drive from Sinah Warren, PO11 0EH
An easy 5-mile return walk that follows the old Hayling Billy railway line past Langstone Harbour, home to a wealth of seabirds and waders. Crucially, there are pubs at both ends of this scenic walkway, the Ship Inn at Emsworth and several on Station Road nearer Langstone.

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Walking on Hayling Island

We’ve partnered with ViewRanger to create walking routes for all levels of ability – click below for more info and a selection of walks near our hotels.

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