Canoe Days Out

Hampshire - Langstone Harbour (tidal) - Sinah Beach, Hayling to Langstone Bridge (& return)

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How to get there - Take A3023 signed 'Hayling' off A27, and continue all the way to the sea front. Turn right and continue to extreme western end of hayling Island. Car park (pay and display) on left.

For those with SatNav the nearest postcode is PO11 0DF.

Get a map with driving directions to start (enter the postcode of your starting point at A)

Suggested Launch Site - Direct from beach next to car park.

General Description - A fairly open tidal harbour with views of the Downs, recommended to families on a day out on calm or nearly calm days. A trip up to Langstone Bridge and back is about 6 miles, but can be varied by cutting through a small channel called Rod Rife on the south side of the main channel into Sinah Lake, but you could get stuck on a falling tide! Start an hour or so before high water to take most advantage of the tide, but currents are not strong except in the harbour mouth.

Bird sanctuary on north-west side. A wrecked Mulberry Harbour caisson, a relic of WW II, is near to launch site, and sandbanks nearby are a novel venue for picnics and beach cricket.

Langstone Harbour Board may levy dues, but are likely to ignore canoes launching from the beach as opposed to using their slipway.

Comments on this trip

Mark Jones
18 Jul 2021
Hi, Do you supply A double Kayak for two...looking for a training session, as never done it before and want to buy one...or are there any other companies you recommend. We live in Portsmouth, so needs to be local.


Langstone Harbour Board
Hayling Island

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