Hayling Island

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The coastline of Hayling Island. North is up.
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Beaches at Hayling Island.

Hayling Island is an island on the south coast of England, in the county of Hampshire.

It is shaped like an inverted T, about 6.5 kilometers (4 miles) long and 6.5 kilometers wide. It is very flat, and often threatened with flooding from the sea. A single bridge connects its northern end to the mainland of Great Britain. A small passenger ferry connects it to the neighbouring island of Portsea where the city of Portsmouth is located. It is a well known holiday, windsurfing and sailing centre. In the past a small train connected the island to Langstone, Havant and the main line (The Hayling Billy Line).

Salt production was an industry on the island from the 11th century (the Domesday Book recorded a saltpan on the island for this purpose) until the late 19th century.

At the northwest corner of the island lies the Hayling Oysterbeds Local Nature Reserve.

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Population

Population Date
~300 1086 (Domesday Book)
578 1801 (census)
>1,600 1901
>5,500 1950
16,887 2001 (census, usually resident population)

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