Enjoy an easy coastal walk around the lovely Langstone Harbour on this easy route in Hampshire. The 2 mile circular walk runs on a flat footpath with fine views toward Hayling Island and Portsdown Hill.
Habitats in the harbour include mudflats and salt water lagoons. Together with Chichester Harbour, which is at the other (eastern) side of Hayling Island, Langstone Harbour is designated as a Special Protection Area for wildlife. It's a very popular spot for birdwatchers with many wildfowl and waders to look out for on the walk. You may see redshank, dunlin, shelduck, curlew and possibly even some seals in the winter months.
The village of Langstone is also nice for a stroll. It has a sailing club, interesting architecture, several historically significant buildings, including a converted (water) millhouse and a noteworthy 18th century windmill, which is a local landmark.
To extend your walking in the area you could pick up the Hayling Billy Trail and cross Langstone Bridge to visit Hayling Island. Here you can visit Sinah Common, Ferry Point, South Hayling, Eaststoke Beach and the Sandy Point Nature Reserve.
You could also follow the Solent Way west to Farlington Marshes where you'll find a beautiful nature reserve with lots more wildlife to see.
Langstone Harbour Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Langstone Harbour Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Langstone Harbour OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Langstone Harbour Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Ship Inn is a good choice for some post walk refreshments. The family-friendly seaside pub overlooks Sweare Deep and Emsworth Harbour in Langstone. There's a fantastic outdoor area right next to the water and a cosy interior with a warming fire. You can find the pub in Langstone with a postcode of PO9 1RD for your sat navs.
Pictured above the Ship Inn at Langstone. A great place to relax outside with a drink on a summer day.