12 Dec

Experience the maritime delights of Hayling Island

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.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801671837-ADNFCR

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