Oh how delighted the tiny bearded one was when we discovered the miniscule railway line that runs alongside the beach!
Hayling Seaside Railway is adorable! The narrow gauge track connects the funfair and amusements of Beachlands with Eastoke Corner and its shops, pubs and cafes.
Running through areas of rare seaside plants and beside Hayling’s renowned Blue Flag beaches, the railway also enjoys great views of the Solent and the Isle of Wight.
The line opened to passengers in July 2003 and there;s a mile of track in place – which takes quite a while to cover as you are going rather sedately!
Here’s the little Islander engine in action!
You can read more about this cute little railway on the Hayling Light Railway website here. (Plus enjoy the rather humorous history of the planning fights!)