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.

Dog Friendly Beach?

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

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 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 10.2℃ to 11.1℃ with wind speed 8.2 m/sec (W)
Friday, Feb 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8℃ to 8.7℃ with wind speed 9.5 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Feb 04partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.4℃ to 6.7℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Feb 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.1℃ to 8.2℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Feb 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 1℃ to 2.1℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (NNE)
Tuesday, Feb 07partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.3℃ to 3.3℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (WNW)
Wednesday, Feb 08clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.3℃ to 4.1℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (NE)

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.

Thu 02 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:25 (Height 1.84m)
   High Tide at 09:18 (Height 4.00m)
   Low Tide at 14:56 (Height 1.62m)
   High Tide at 22:12 (Height 4.04m)
Fri 03 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:19 (Height 1.68m)
   High Tide at 10:09 (Height 4.14m)
   Low Tide at 15:41 (Height 1.39m)
   High Tide at 22:52 (Height 4.22m)
Sat 04 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:01 (Height 1.49m)
   High Tide at 10:52 (Height 4.28m)
   Low Tide at 16:18 (Height 1.18m)
   High Tide at 23:27 (Height 4.37m)
Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:36 (Height 1.33m)
   High Tide at 11:31 (Height 4.38m)
   Low Tide at 16:52 (Height 1.02m)
Mon 06 Feb
   High Tide at 00:02 (Height 4.47m)
   Low Tide at 05:09 (Height 1.21m)
   High Tide at 12:06 (Height 4.43m)
   Low Tide at 17:23 (Height 0.90m)
Tue 07 Feb
   High Tide at 00:36 (Height 4.52m)
   Low Tide at 05:38 (Height 1.12m)
   High Tide at 12:39 (Height 4.45m)
   Low Tide at 17:54 (Height 0.83m)
Wed 08 Feb
   High Tide at 01:05 (Height 4.54m)
   Low Tide at 06:09 (Height 1.06m)
   High Tide at 13:09 (Height 4.46m)
   Low Tide at 18:25 (Height 0.80m)

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