Experience the maritime delights of Hayling Island
Hayling Island is a small island
just off the south coast of England, and tourists choosing it as a
holiday spot can make the most of its maritime culture, with
watersports and fishing being two
of its main activities.
The island boasts a number of safe open spaces that are perfect for
watersport activities, and thrill-seeking residents often take part
in activities like sailing, windsurfing, power boating, jet skiing,
kitesurfing and other water sports.
Indeed, Hayling Island is actually the home of windsurfing, as it
was invented on the island - making it the perfect location for
people with an interest in this hobby. As a result of this, plus
the island’s perfect sailing conditions, it has since become
an international sailing venue.
People who like to keep their feet firmly on dry land can also
enjoy partaking in sports on the island. Its Seacourt is the only
club in the country which offers all five racket sports - an
impressive feat. There are also plenty of outdoor sports on offer
like skateboarding and bowls.
Fans of fishing will also be at home on the island thanks to its
numerous sea angling possibilities. A wide variety of fish species
can be caught year round, with people embarking on everything from
fly fishing for bass and light tackle fishing for mullet in the
summer to the winter’s cod catch.
However, there is more to Hayling Island than its coast, and there
are plenty of activities that would make it a lovely place to live.
Families living on the island often enjoy a hike or a cycle up the
four-mile Hayling Billy coastal path, which offers spectacular view
out to sea.
There is also a strong car boot sale tradition on the island, with
its biggest one being held on Wednesdays close to the funfair at
beachlands. Hayling Island also boasts plenty of wildlife, making
it the perfect habitat for any budding zoologists. Its mild
maritime climate also means that many different species of wild
flower are in bloom, providing unique coastal landscapes.
Those who enjoy the outdoors and an active lifestyle may wish to
consider property for sale in Hayling Island.