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 21.7℃ to 23.2℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (NE)
Thursday, Aug 11
Expect a temp in the range 18.6℃ to 19.6℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (NE)
Friday, Aug 12
Expect a temp in the range 19.4℃ to 20.7℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Aug 13
Expect a temp in the range 19.4℃ to 21.4℃ with wind speed 5.3 m/sec (NE)
Sunday, Aug 14
Expect a temp in the range 20.8℃ to 22.2℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (ENE)
Monday, Aug 15
Expect a temp in the range 19.3℃ to 21.1℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (NNW)
Tuesday, Aug 16
Expect a temp in the range 19.1℃ to 19.6℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (SW)

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.

Wed 10 Aug
   Low Tide at 03:42 (Height 1.43m)
   High Tide at 10:54 (Height 4.55m)
   Low Tide at 16:09 (Height 1.48m)
   High Tide at 23:12 (Height 4.70m)
Thu 11 Aug
   Low Tide at 04:35 (Height 1.14m)
   High Tide at 11:51 (Height 4.77m)
   Low Tide at 16:59 (Height 1.21m)
   High Tide at 00:03 (Height 4.84m)
Fri 12 Aug
   Low Tide at 05:22 (Height 0.89m)
   High Tide at 12:43 (Height 4.94m)
   Low Tide at 17:45 (Height 0.99m)
   High Tide at 00:50 (Height 4.92m)
Sat 13 Aug
   Low Tide at 06:06 (Height 0.72m)
   High Tide at 13:32 (Height 5.03m)
   Low Tide at 18:28 (Height 0.86m)
Sun 14 Aug
   High Tide at 01:35 (Height 4.94m)
   Low Tide at 06:49 (Height 0.66m)
   High Tide at 14:19 (Height 5.06m)
   Low Tide at 19:12 (Height 0.84m)
Mon 15 Aug
   High Tide at 02:19 (Height 4.90m)
   Low Tide at 07:31 (Height 0.73m)
   High Tide at 15:01 (Height 5.02m)
   Low Tide at 19:54 (Height 0.95m)
Tue 16 Aug
   High Tide at 03:01 (Height 4.82m)
   Low Tide at 08:14 (Height 0.91m)
   High Tide at 15:40 (Height 4.92m)
   Low Tide at 20:38 (Height 1.15m)

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