Hastings Destination Guide

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Explore Hastings (East Sussex) Seaside, Coast and Beaches

Hastings sits on the south coast in East Sussex overlooking the English Channel. It was an important fishing port and still has the largest beach launched fishing fleet in Europe. Hastings claim fame is the Battle of Hastings (1066), and later when it became one of the medieval Cinque Ports, and up until the 16th century, with other coastal towns provided the ships and men who guarded king and country. The town became a popular seaside resort with the arrival of the railway. Today the seafront still has a focal point of its pier and the long beachfront where in Hastings beaches are pebble with at low tide large areas of sand. If you want a sandy beach then you will need to head to the east of Hastings where you get some good sandy beaches like Camber Sands.

Hastings East Sussex Coast Map


Want some ideas on where to visit?

Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, and places to stay and eat:

Covehurst Bay Beach

Place Tags: Beaches

Smugglers Adventure

Hastings Castle

Blue Reef Aquarium

Place Tags: Aquariums

Hastings Beach

Place Tags: Beaches and Seaside Awards

St Leonards Beach

Bulverhythe Beach

Place Tags: Beaches

Hastings pier

Place Tags: Piers