hayling island,overnight parking

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  1. CHRI$

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    An overnight charge has been introduced for parking in west beach only.
    between the hours of 10pm and 8am all year round.
    Charges are £8 per night in low season(sep to may)
    £10 per night in high season (june july and august)
    WAYS TO PAY
    Tickets can be purchased from the parking meter between the month's of feb-oct.
    To obtain a ticket from the meter press the green botton.
    Motorhome will then be displayed on screen, Then insert coins.
    Failure to pay&display may result in the issue of a penalty charge notice.

    the RinGo pay by phone facility is available to use 24 hrs a day.
    instructions by the meters to use this falcility.

    there is a chemical waste point and shower's located by the toilet block.
    you will need a Radar key to access these.
    the shower's are not free,you will need a token???.
    any futher information please contact the tourist information office on 02392467111.
     
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    Hayling Island.................wot a dump




    :Smile:
     
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    great reply:RollEyes:
    been there lately??
     
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    You're obviously going to the wrong place............

    ...........walk for many coastal miles.....shore line birds you don't see everywhere.......you can almost touch the deep draft boats as they fight lowish water entry.... often deserted.........just how I like it.....:Smile:
     
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    this is the new aire mentioned in another post ?

    Charges seem reasonably .. or did you think otherwise ?
     
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    i dont think the charges are unreasonable,but i do think other councils will be watching this with intrest and if it fail's that will put an and to the aires in uk debate.
    use it or lose it as they say:Doh:
     
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    Is there an additional charge if you are outside the 10pm-8am slot.:Eeek:
     
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    exactly ..

    but as posted by Popeye
    people will look for 'other' free places and there is a likelihood the aire will be declared a waste of tax payers money ...
     
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    The entrance is by the inn on the beach(pub} good food to be had in this pub,and good fishing off the beach,and also popular for kite surfer's.:thumb:
     
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    not in the low season the parking is free,but normal parking charges apply in high season £5 all day last year:thumb:
     
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    Used to live in Portsmouth so have been to Hayling a lot, fishing or just using the beach with friends, great place for that and plenty of other stuff to do, but can get very busy in summer and only one bridge on and off which tends to bottleneck, so choose your arrival and leaving times with care, there is a ferry from the short hop to portsmouth but foot passengers, Motorbikes or bicycles only:thumb:
    I should imagine it would be quite nice to stay right on the beach for a few nights in the summer and if I'm ever down that way again in my motorhome I will gladly use the provided facilitys, thanks Chris:thumb:
     
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    I once had a printing business in Station road so knew Hayling very well then. that wa 45 years ago I'm guessing it has changed now. However the beaches are excellent, shingle at eastoke and sand further along, supurb wildlife with some rare birds appearing frequently after storms. Some good diving on the old church (almost opposite the bottom of Staunton Avenue.)
    fishing supurb. Driving down the west side of the Island west lane takes you through the countryside with great views, there are walks galore along the beach or North/south along the old railway track where the track follows the shoreline duck, geese and waders are seen in their thousands. On the east side starting at northney there are numerous marinas and boat yards where fast torpedo boats were built during the war. There are at least three large holiday camps on the Island owned by Warners (well they were 45 years ago and was where they started). quaint old churches and country lanes, a dump well I guess you are looking in the wrong places.
     
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    IT AINT CHANGED:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    So if we are realistic then the price will be £20 per night as not many will arrive after 10 and be away before 8am, this will require two day tickets and one night ticket.:cry: Not sure if that is what the pro lobby is looking for.:cry:
     
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    I've been there many times over the years, playing the golf course particularly.

    And was down there only a few months ago, and I still think it's a dump.

    There are far finer places either side of Hayling, and they don't cost a fortune as per the original post, in fact no cost at all. And with finer views.

    :Smile:

    ps There is a warden patrolling the carparks regularly, and I saw her issue at least 2 penalty notices to vehicles parked without displaying parking tickets.
     
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    Does this £20 a night include electric and water etc.:Sad:
     
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    and this post just about explain's why we aint got a hope in hell of getting aires in the uk,we are freeloaders,want it all at the cost of someone else:Doh:
    havant council are on a loser from the start:Doh:
     
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    Agreed:Sad:
     
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    Well said Roger, :BigGrin:
     
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    Well it is only about 5 miles from my house as the crow flies, about 10 or 11 to drive. I will most definitely use this site for a week-end or two.

    I have seen a lot of Motor homes down there and two or three times as many cars, often with dog walkers or ornithologists visiting. I would imagine the new charge will put a few skinflints off.........good, more room for me and others not begrudging a few quid.

    Perhaps if lots of people use it then other councils will see it as a good investment to attract so many and of course the more that build these aires, the harder it will be to drive to an alternative spot to freecamp.

    It strikes me as odd that just about every hamlet in France seeks permission to build an Aire just to attract the camping car custom to there cafes and assorted shops, some of which are free or low cost.

    If it does work of course the local councils will see it as a money spinner and put the prices up accordingly.

    I drove all over both Islands in New Zealand and only ever paid to park once in a whole month of driving. Why can't we be a little less greedy with our charges and balance it between low-cost=attractive, high cost=no visitors.
     
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