12 Jan

Live in the home of surfing

Live in the home of surfing

Sporting enthusiasts across the country may be looking to choose a new location to live in, and might select where they live on account of what a new location potentially offers them in terms of their hobby.

For most surfing fans, this may involve a move to the south-east of the country, with the Cornwall town of Newquay being seen as perhaps the biggest surfing community in the country. However, one place which may be less well known, while equally good for surfers, is Hayling Island.

The island is located just off the coast of Hampshire, in the borough of Havant, and is connected to mainland via a one-lane road bridge between itself and the rest of the county, which gives decent access to the likes of Portsmouth on the mainland.

One of the main draws to the island itself for those looking for property for sale in Hayling Island will be the options it will give those who are enthusiasts of watersports. While it may not have the same size of surfing community as the likes of Newquay, it does have a thriving windsurfing fraternity. It is also widely accepted as being the home of windsurfing, due to the fact that it was the very place where the sport was founded.

The island was the site of the 2010 World Laser Standard Senior and Junior Championships for sailing, showing the pedigree that the area has for water sports.

As well as its water sports enthusiasm though, Hayling Island also offers a wide range of other options for sports enthusiasts. It has a golf course which has been ranked as one of the top 100 in the UK, as well as one of the widest ranging racquet sports clubs in the country.

And for those who want to visit the mainland, be it for work or pleasure, reaching it is very easy, either via the ferry which runs fairly regularly, or on the popular road bridge from the north of the island.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801263104-ADNFCR

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