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Water Quality

Annual classification

2018 Excellent

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Eight kilometres of pebble beach with sand at low tide, stretches along Hayling Island from Eastoke Point to Sinah Common. The western end of the beach is undeveloped.


Popular activities here include: swimming, sailing, windsurfing, fishing and water-skiing. There are also children’s playing areas, a skate park and a beach volleyball court. The beach has hosted national level windsurfing and fishing competitions.

Wildlife and Walks

Despite its popularity with visitors, many areas of the island remain unspoilt. The coastal habitats in the area are noted for the dunes and vegetation. including one extremely rare plant and a number of other scarce species.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2018 Excellent

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong currents Strong currents
Tidal cut-off Tidal cut-off
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Eastoke

Food Food Toilets Toilets Bins Bins



There are over 500 parking places available. with disabled allocations.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are welcome on the west of the beach but seasonal restrictions may apply here, please check beach signs.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned daily during the summer.