Hastings Beach (aka Pelham Beach)

The main family beach in Hastings is also known as Pelham beach and consists of pebbles but as the tide goes out you get plenty of sand to enjoy.

The beach sits between Hastings Pier and the East cliffs in front of Hastings old town. The beach is part of a long seafront and the beach stretching to the west of the pier is St. Leonards beach.

The beach facilities include car parking, toilets, showers, wheelchair access, pier, deck chair hire, sunbed hire, seasonal lifeguard cover and a range of cafes and restaurants.

Hastings is one of the medieval Cinque Ports on the south coast and today remains a fishing port with the UK’s largest beach-based fishing fleet.

Hastings Beach has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Hastings Beach has dog restrictions.
Hastings beach, dogs banned from certain areas.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 23 beaches in East Sussex, or check our list of East Sussex Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Hastings Beach Photos

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Hastings Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 10.4℃ to 11.6℃ with wind speed 8.8 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Feb 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.6℃ to 7.4℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Feb 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.2℃ to 7.9℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Feb 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.3℃ to 2.8℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (NNE)
Tuesday, Feb 07partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.6℃ to 2.7℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (NE)
Wednesday, Feb 08clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.4℃ to 2.9℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (ENE)
Thursday, Feb 09clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.3℃ to 3.1℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (S)

Hastings weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Hastings Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Hastings Beach is at Hastings 1.14 km (0.71 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Fri 03 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:57 (Height 1.90m)
   High Tide at 09:56 (Height 6.32m)
   Low Tide at 16:23 (Height 1.81m)
   High Tide at 22:17 (Height 6.54m)
Sat 04 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:47 (Height 1.60m)
   High Tide at 10:38 (Height 6.57m)
   Low Tide at 17:07 (Height 1.59m)
   High Tide at 22:55 (Height 6.83m)
Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 05:28 (Height 1.39m)
   High Tide at 11:13 (Height 6.74m)
   Low Tide at 17:45 (Height 1.44m)
   High Tide at 23:29 (Height 7.01m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 06:04 (Height 1.25m)
   High Tide at 11:44 (Height 6.84m)
   Low Tide at 18:19 (Height 1.34m)
Tue 07 Feb
   High Tide at 00:00 (Height 7.10m)
   Low Tide at 06:39 (Height 1.17m)
   High Tide at 12:12 (Height 6.88m)
   Low Tide at 18:52 (Height 1.27m)
Wed 08 Feb
   High Tide at 00:28 (Height 7.13m)
   Low Tide at 07:13 (Height 1.12m)
   High Tide at 12:38 (Height 6.89m)
   Low Tide at 19:25 (Height 1.22m)
Thu 09 Feb
   High Tide at 00:52 (Height 7.14m)
   Low Tide at 07:46 (Height 1.10m)
   High Tide at 13:03 (Height 6.90m)
   Low Tide at 19:56 (Height 1.22m)

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