There is no getting away from walking for this one. Best look at Google Maps for Southwood Road - park as close to Bosmere Road at the Eastern end as possible and get onto the beach at the entrance at top of Bosmere Road. Alternative is to park in Mariners Walk - there is a red dog excrement bin that marks the top of the path down to the beach!
The beach is popular in summer, out of season it is quieter with a number of dog walkers and a few cyclists. I've been polite to them when flying, showing the interested ones what it's all about so you shouldn't get amy hassle from the public.
The nature reserve is best avoided for flying over as it is classed as sensitive (especially during the breeding season), but views over can be obtained. Occasionally surfers are active at the harbour entrance, there is a fair amount of pleasure craft, both power and sail, that pass through the narrow channel. Tides can run up to seven knots at springs, not the best area for swimming,
Further north is Hayling Lifebat station - D-Class and a 75 - and Hayling Island Sailing Club which has events most summer weekends if you want to video dinghy racing.
If you take time away from your drone you may spot Highland Cattle and deer in the reserve, kestrels egrets, swans and possibly sea eagles amongst the birdlife and seals feeding in the harbour mouth.
Land owner permission requirements unknown.
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