Things to do on Hayling Island
Country parks, sandy beaches, ferry rides and an unforgettable experience involving bees… just some of the unique things to do on Hayling Island that sit within a stone’s throw of our hotels. Our little island is home to several fantastic attractions, and we asked our team to pick out some of the local hidden gems for you.
Staunton Country Park
17-min drive from Lakeside and 20-min drive from Sinah Warren, PO9 5HBA listed landscaped parkland and forest that also includes an ornamental farm, ornamental lake, follies, maze, glasshouses and walled garden. The shell house is a particular highlight, built in 1828 and covered in shells from Hayling Island. The park also has 3 walking trails for various abilities.
Queen Elizabeth Country Park
27-min drive from Lakeside and 29-min drive from Sinah Warren, PO8 0QEBigger than the island of Gibraltar, the local council has invested over £2m in improving this pristine parkland over the last two years. The many walks and cycleways are slightly hilly but lovely in good weather, and the new visitors centre restaurant is ideal for a cuppa afterwards.
Hayling Ferry to Portsmouth
11-min drive from Lakeside and walking distance from Sinah Warren, PO9 2RLIt’s an easy drive to Portsmouth from Hayling Island, but for a taste of sea life nothing beats the ‘Pride of Hayling’ foot ferry. It only takes 3 minutes and the feel of the ocean breeze on your face is a delight.
9-min drive from Lakeside and walking distance from Sinah Warren, PO11 0BZOpening times restricted during Winter – please visit their website for details.
Join John for an introduction to the world of bees and beekeeping. You’ll be loaned a (hopefully) hole-free bee suit and gloves and come face-to-face with a whole colony of bees. Fascinating and personable, the experience comes complete with a jar of honey to take home.