West Beach

Hayling Island West Beach, lying at the west end of the seafront, the waters here are sheltered by the West Winner sand bar ensuring that the waves are never too big in the summer and that, as the tide rises during the day, the water is usually warmer here than other parts of the seafront.

The West Winner sand bar extends for about a mile into the Solent and is uncovered during low tides. It is possible to walk around the sand bar at low tide but care should be taken to keep an eye on the tides when under taking this walk as it is very easy to be cut off from the mainland. Be prepared to have to wade some part of the way!

This is the only area of the main seafront that windsurfing is permitted and West beach is also a popular spot for surfers and body boarders.

At low tide in the evenings popular with horse riders along the sand flats.

Facilities include kiosk, pay and display car park and toilets.

We have no current information on dog restrictions for West Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 3 beaches at Hayling Island, 16 beaches in Hampshire, or check our list of Hampshire Dog Friendly Beaches.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 13.5℃ to 18.1℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (NNW)
Monday, Oct 03
Expect a temp in the range 12.6℃ to 13.2℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Oct 04
Expect a temp in the range 16.2℃ to 16.5℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (S)
Wednesday, Oct 05
Expect a temp in the range 16.7℃ to 17.1℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Oct 06
Expect a temp in the range 13.5℃ to 15.2℃ with wind speed 5.9 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Oct 07
Expect a temp in the range 12.6℃ to 13.4℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (WNW)
Saturday, Oct 08
Expect a temp in the range 14.9℃ to 15.3℃ with wind speed 7 m/sec (WSW)

Hayling Island weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

West Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to West Beach is at Langstone Harbour 1.66 km (1.03 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Sun 02 Oct
   High Tide at 03:20 (Height 4.55m)
   Low Tide at 08:19 (Height 1.71m)
   High Tide at 15:47 (Height 4.42m)
   Low Tide at 20:51 (Height 1.84m)
Mon 03 Oct
   High Tide at 04:25 (Height 4.26m)
   Low Tide at 09:28 (Height 2.13m)
   High Tide at 16:57 (Height 4.13m)
   Low Tide at 22:45 (Height 2.14m)
Tue 04 Oct
   High Tide at 05:42 (Height 4.07m)
   Low Tide at 11:41 (Height 2.27m)
   High Tide at 18:16 (Height 4.00m)
Wed 05 Oct
   Low Tide at 00:18 (Height 2.06m)
   High Tide at 07:08 (Height 4.11m)
   Low Tide at 12:53 (Height 2.12m)
   High Tide at 19:41 (Height 4.11m)
Thu 06 Oct
   Low Tide at 01:20 (Height 1.83m)
   High Tide at 08:37 (Height 4.37m)
   Low Tide at 13:50 (Height 1.83m)
   High Tide at 20:55 (Height 4.38m)
Fri 07 Oct
   Low Tide at 02:12 (Height 1.52m)
   High Tide at 09:39 (Height 4.68m)
   Low Tide at 14:38 (Height 1.49m)
   High Tide at 21:49 (Height 4.63m)
Sat 08 Oct
   Low Tide at 02:58 (Height 1.20m)
   High Tide at 10:28 (Height 4.91m)
   Low Tide at 15:22 (Height 1.17m)
   High Tide at 22:31 (Height 4.81m)

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