80 Coastguard Cottages

Hayling Island, Hampshire
+44 (0)7769 115389

For families who love a Great British beach holiday, this beach-side cottage on Hayling Island near Portsmouth is just the ticket


5 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

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.

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We think you'll love

  • Being so close to the beach
  • Eating outside in the pretty garden
  • All the watery activities on offer
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You should know

  • The road onto Hayling Island gets busy in the summer
  • You're in a row of cottages and the garden is overlooked
  • You'll need to bring things to keep yourselves and the kids amused on rainy days


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 5pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 3 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pub 10-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £150
Weekly price
from £1100
1 Cottage for 4
From £1505 beds2 bedrooms


We can thoroughly recommend staying at 80 Coastguard Cottages. We had a very happy family break here, enjoying beach walks and shell collecting, a visit to the historic dockyard at Portsmouth and lots of ice cream and cake! The cottage has so many lovely touches, is very clean and comfortable, and great, wide sea views out to the Isle of Wight. Zoe, the owner, made us feel very welcome and gave us lots of good tips to help us make the most of our break on Hayling Island. Thank you!

Charlotte, Oxford

The cottage is perfectly situated just over the road from the beach, and a few minutes walk from shops, cafes, fish and chips, etc. It is very clean and tidy and has everything you'd need, and more! Zoe, the host, was very generous, kind and helpful. Highly recommended.

Charlotte, London

We had a lovely weekend in this cosy little cottage. Very nicely decorated throughout, clean, warm and comfy. Owners were very friendly and helpful with information about pubs, restaurants and things to do in the area. Really nice that they supplied tea, coffee, oil, salt and pepper and milk etc. The cottage is situated just across the road from the beach and in a great position. Lovely walks and great views across to the Isle of Wight. Lots to do in the area

Melissa, London

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The neighbourhood

As well as the shingle beach opposite there are three miles of beaches to explore and the three main beaches all have blue flag status. For children there's the railway and funfair, for adults there are heaps of water sports to try and also a golf course. For walkers and cyclists there's a four mile stretch of coastal path around the island. It's a short trip to Portsmouth, Chichester and Emsworth.

Local points of interest from Zoe Attard

  • Walk out on the sand bar by the Inn on the Beach at low tide that looks like it stretches all the way to the Isle of Wight, and paddle in the shallow sea pools
  • Take the mini railway to Beachlands fun park and try a few rides
  • Play a round of Golf at Hayling Islands very own championship golf club
  • Go to the Royal Oak at high tide for a sundowner and enjoy the stunning views across Chichester Harbour. If you have any little ones in tow they can go crabbing while you relax.
  • Hire a kayak or a paddle board from Andy Bigss Watersports & explore Chichester or Langstone Harbours
  • Visit Bosham’s historic church (a 30 minute drive) then walk around the harbour, take a ferry to Itchenor and walk to West Wittering Beach


Zoe Attard

Zoe and her husband live in London and bought the cottage for weekend escapes after spending time on the island renovating a wooden yacht. They love being by the sea – swimming, sailing, walking or just chilling out - and want to offer their cottage to others who will enjoy it.