Work on Hayling Island’s south coast completes

The beach management works on Hayling Island’s south coast are now complete, Coastal Partners said.

Coastal Partners photo

Around 13,000 cubic metres of shingle have been relocated from where it was deposited by waves and tides to priority areas along Eastoke.

This process is vital to help protect homes and businesses against coastal flooding, said CP.

The promenade at Eastoke corner is also clear for pedestrians to use.

Further beach management work on South Hayling is planned for Autumn 2023.

The healthy beach takes the brunt of storm waves and prevents failure of the buried concrete seawall and subsequent loss of properties through the continuing erosion of the coastline.

“Annual beach recycling is more cost effective than building a higher concrete seawall or replacing our beaches with large rock armour for example,” CP said.