Why live in Hayling Island?
“Hayling Island is a delightful 12 square mile area of land that is completely surrounded by the sea and accessed by a road bridge from Langstone. The island has a reputation for its watersports –windsurfing was actually invented here – and miles of glorious seafront interspersed with play areas for seaside activities (such as beach volleyball) for you to enjoy.
The Island is well served by shops, most of which are clustered in the three main villages of Mengham (pronounced “Men-jam”), West Town and Eastoke Corner. The largest shopping area is in Mengham, where you will find various independent shops (including a Post Office, butcher, green grocer, baker and pharmacies) along with a choice of supermarkets. And if you like shopping for real bargains, a big car boot sale is held in Beachlands every Wednesday.
We have five schools on the Island itself. Two are linked infant and junior schools catering for primary age pupils (Mengham Infant and Junior schools and Mill Rythe Infant and Junior schools, both of which have a full-time nursery on site) and The Hayling College on Church Road for secondary age students.
As you might expect from such a family-friendly place there is plenty to do here with children. One of the biggest attractions is the Funland Amusement Park at Beachlands, which has everything from roller coasters to a games arcade and a soft play area. The Hayling Seaside Railway that runs from Beachlands to Eastoke Corner is equally popular, as is the 6,000 ft adiZone Outdoor Gym (also at Eastoke Corner) which has all kinds of free equipment for youngsters to use.
There are also two pay and play golf courses on the Island and, at the Seacourt Tennis Club, members can play the game of Real Tennis (the precursor to our modern lawn tennis) on one of the few remaining courts in the world! You’ll also find a wide selection of 50+ restaurants, cafés and takeaways here, including the award winning Brasserie Restaurant in the Langstone Hotel.
If you enjoy watersports this is paradise, as the shelter provided by the Isle of Wight makes the local water perfect for sailing, windsurfing, power boating, jet skiing and more. There are miles of well kept beaches to enjoy (the Beachlands beach has received the international Blue Flag award every year for the last 25 years) and you can feast your eyes on the stunning views across the Solent while you tuck into your traditional fish and chip supper.
In summary, Hayling Island is a little hive of activity ringed by a series of amazing beaches. If you could see yourself living here, talk to the Henry Adams Hayling Island team. We’re always happy to help.”
Jack Tompkins, Negotiator, Henry Adams Hayling Island
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