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.

West Wittering Beach in Hampshire.

West Wittering Beach

38-min drive from Lakeside and Sinah Warren, PO20 8AJ
Situated at the entrance to Chichester Harbour, this large beach holds the Blue Flag award for cleanliness and safety and is ideal for a traditional day on the sand. In winter months the walks around the sand dunes of East Head are a welcome escape back to nature.

Staunton Country Park in Hampshire.

Staunton Country Park

17-min drive from Lakeside and 20-min drive from Sinah Warren, PO9 5HB
A 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 in Hampshire.

Queen Elizabeth Country Park

27-min drive from Lakeside and 29-min drive from Sinah Warren, PO8 0QE
Bigger 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

Hayling Ferry to Portsmouth

11-min drive from Lakeside and walking distance from Sinah Warren, PO9 2RL
It’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.

The Bee Brave Expereience in Hampshire.

Bee-Brave Experience

9-min drive from Lakeside and walking distance from Sinah Warren, PO11 0BZ
Opening 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.



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