South Hayling Beach Management - September 2023

After successfully securing funding from the Environment Agency, Havant Borough Council will be carrying out the next beach recycling campaign along the Eastoke frontage to reduce the risk of coastal flooding and erosion to properties and infrastructure.

Beach recycling is the movement of material from areas of beach build up to areas of erosion. This helps to restore beach levels and increase the standard of protection against flooding at Eastoke, Hayling Island. This beach recycling campaign will reinstate the beach crest ahead of the winter season.

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Digger and sign on beach Digger and sign on beach
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The site of the works is the southern Eastoke frontage at Hayling Island, between Inn on the Beach and the rock structure at Eastoke Point.

The works will be carried out by Ovenden Earthmoving Co Ltd, and you should expect to see heavy machineries such as dumper trucks, excavators and bulldozers on site.

Material for this operation will be extracted from the beach between the Eastoke Corner car park and Inn-on-the-Beach. Works will commence on Monday 25th September 2023 and will last for approximately three weeks.

We will also be importing 3,750t of shingle for the beach works. This will be transported to South Hayling via road and stockpiled at the western end of the Eastoke corner car park. Once all the material is delivered it will be placed on the beach towards the end of the beach recycling works. While the shingle is being imported and stockpiled, the western end of Eastoke corner car park will be closed off to ensure the safety of the public. 

All works will be complete and the car park will be fully re-opened before the start of the October half term.

Working hours are between 6am and 10pm, Monday to Friday. Our Contractors have suggested that working hours will be between 7am and 7pm on a standard day. Please be aware that there will be machinery working and be vigilant of this when using the beach.

S Hayling Location Map S Hayling Location Map

We would like to thank you for your patience whilst these works are carried out.

Please contact us if you have any questions.