Work has started on extending the new accessibility path – a requirement of the ‘Blue Flag’ qualification.
The new path will be available to pedestrians, wheelchair users, mobility scooter users and, of course, cyclists. When it’s finished, you will be able to cycle off road all the way from Sandy Point to Beachlands.
Unfortunately, it’s not been possible to continue the path through Beachlands, but the path will continue along the existing tarmac access road through to the Inn on the Beach and the Sunset Café.
Between the two sections of path is a very narrow strip of pavement. Confident cyclists can and should take to the road here. But it’s clearly going to be a problem for other users. There’s only just enough width for a mobility scooter.
Part of the new path goes through a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest). To compensate, Havant is removing a section of unused tarmac to the West of Beachlands and returning it to the common…