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.

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

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 4 beaches at Hastings, 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 14.3℃ to 17.1℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (NNW)
Monday, Oct 03
Expect a temp in the range 9.7℃ to 10.4℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (N)
Tuesday, Oct 04
Expect a temp in the range 15℃ to 16.2℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (S)
Wednesday, Oct 05
Expect a temp in the range 16.1℃ to 17.2℃ with wind speed 7.2 m/sec (SSW)
Thursday, Oct 06
Expect a temp in the range 11.9℃ to 12.7℃ with wind speed 4.8 m/sec (W)
Friday, Oct 07
Expect a temp in the range 10.7℃ to 12.9℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Oct 08
Expect a temp in the range 13.9℃ to 14.4℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (WSW)

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. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Sun 02 Oct
   High Tide at 02:20 (Height 6.84m)
   Low Tide at 09:17 (Height 1.75m)
   High Tide at 14:49 (Height 6.68m)
   Low Tide at 21:45 (Height 1.98m)
Mon 03 Oct
   High Tide at 03:20 (Height 6.25m)
   Low Tide at 10:12 (Height 2.21m)
   High Tide at 16:06 (Height 6.08m)
   Low Tide at 22:50 (Height 2.46m)
Tue 04 Oct
   High Tide at 05:05 (Height 5.79m)
   Low Tide at 11:34 (Height 2.55m)
   High Tide at 18:04 (Height 5.85m)
Wed 05 Oct
   Low Tide at 00:33 (Height 2.63m)
   High Tide at 06:48 (Height 5.88m)
   Low Tide at 13:20 (Height 2.40m)
   High Tide at 19:37 (Height 6.13m)
Thu 06 Oct
   Low Tide at 02:15 (Height 2.26m)
   High Tide at 08:05 (Height 6.34m)
   Low Tide at 14:52 (Height 1.85m)
   High Tide at 20:49 (Height 6.63m)
Fri 07 Oct
   Low Tide at 03:32 (Height 1.69m)
   High Tide at 09:05 (Height 6.90m)
   Low Tide at 16:01 (Height 1.25m)
   High Tide at 21:44 (Height 7.10m)
Sat 08 Oct
   Low Tide at 04:30 (Height 1.21m)
   High Tide at 09:53 (Height 7.38m)
   Low Tide at 16:55 (Height 0.79m)
   High Tide at 22:27 (Height 7.43m)

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