Why choose a care home on Hayling Island?

Published: Monday 2nd November 2020

If you’re looking for a care home in the south of England, let us help you narrow down your search to the care homes on Hayling Island in Hampshire.

Lying between Portsmouth and Chichester Harbours, Hayling Island is everything you’d expect from the traditional English seaside.

With its mild climate and good connections by road and rail, it’s no surprise that Hayling Island care homes are a popular choice for new care home residents and their families.

The beach at Hayling Island
Hayling Island. Photo by uniqsurface on Unsplash.

Plenty of sunshine

According to the Met Office, Hayling Island basks in 30% more sunshine a year than the UK average. The summers are warm, but not too hot, and the winters are mild, compared to locations inland.

This means that residents at the residential care homes and dementia care homes in Hayling Island have more opportunity to spend time outside, enjoying the fresh sea air.

Easy to get to

Although Hayling Island is a true island, completely surrounded by the sea, it doesn’t mean it’s cut off. There’s road access across the bridge from Langstone, and a pedestrian ferry that takes you across to Portsmouth.

The nearest mainline railway station is in Havant, a short taxi hop from the Island.

The motorway and A road network is close by, bringing the care homes of Hayling Island within easy reach of Southampton, Portsmouth and Chichester and wider Hampshire beyond.

Visiting a family member at a care home on Hayling Island

As it’s a popular holiday destination, there’s a wealth of places to stay, perfect for anyone from further afield visiting a loved one in one of Hayling Island’s care homes.

A stunning natural environment

Hayling Island has miles of unspoilt coast and countryside right on its doorstep. One of its excellent sand and shingle beaches holds a European Blue Flag award.

One of the best ways to appreciate your surroundings on the Island is to take a stroll along part of the five-mile-long accessible Hayling Billy Path. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to stop and take in the stunning views across the harbour.

Lots to see and do

Although the sights and sounds of the city of Portsmouth are within easy reach, there are lots of places to visit and sights to see on Hayling Island itself.

Hayling has a long and diverse history. The World War Two Heritage Trail is a fascinating insight into the clandestine reconnaissance missions that began from the Island.

Locals say St Peter’s Church in North Hayling dates right back to 1140. However, legend has it that a tidal wave washed the original church away in 1325. Of course, that was a time long before effective coastal defences!

Garden-lovers will love visiting the Gazebo Garden. It’s a faithful re-creation of an 18th Century garden and its gazebo dating from 1779.

And culture vultures can make a bee-line for the Station Theatre and the Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, which puts on many shows and exhibitions. It also has a cafe for a well-earned tea break!

The waters around Hayling Island are great for watersports, whether you’re in a boat or on a wind-surf. Wind-surfing began on Hayling Island in 1958 when 12-year old Peter Chilvers invented the first sailboard.

And one of the best ways to while away some time is to sit outside a local pub with a sea view. There are seemingly endless streams of boats criss-crossing the Solent and the two local harbours. They provide a fascinating and ever-changing backdrop to a pint or a cuppa.

To find out more about our care home and nursing home on Hayling Island, call us on 02392 466 411..