Hastings Beach

Beaches Seaside Award


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 stretch 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.

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

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 4 beaches around Hastings, 23 beaches in East Sussex, or check our list of East Sussex Dog Friendly Beaches.

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.


Hastings Beach 7 day weather forecast, weather in Hastings, East Sussex

Expect a temp in the range 9.6℃ to 11℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (NNW)
Sunday, May 29
Expect a temp in the range 7.9℃ to 9.2℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (N)
Monday, May 30
Expect a temp in the range 7.1℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (N)
Tuesday, May 31
Expect a temp in the range 9.1℃ to 11℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (SW)
Wednesday, Jun 01
Expect a temp in the range 8.5℃ to 11.8℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Jun 02
Expect a temp in the range 14.2℃ to 15℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (ENE)
Friday, Jun 03
Expect a temp in the range 13.4℃ to 14.4℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (SW)

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


Hastings Beach tide times.

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