This dinky cottage overlooks Hayling Bay; wander over to the shingle beach and spend the day sunbathing or trying something more adventurous: windsurfing, kite surfing and paddle boarding are all on offer. It has a good beach café too with proper coffee, snacks and ice creams, of course.
There’s a wood-burner to keep you cosy and the well-stocked kitchen leads out to a courtyard garden and a washhouse; through there you’ll find another little cottage garden, colourfully planted, with a table and chairs for al fresco dining. There’s a barbecue too, and table tennis in the shed.
You can stroll down to the amusement arcade, and there are plenty of cafes and two pubs in Langstone with views over Chichester Harbour. Kids will love the steam train that pootles along the coast to the funfair, Beachlands.