St Leonards Beach (aka Marina beach)

St. Leonards beach, also known as Marina beach, runs westwards from the Hastings Pier. The beach is shingle and has large sandy areas as the tide goes out. The town of St. Leonards-on-Sea is often thought to be Hastings but although they are joined together, is a different town being full of Regency terraces and squares that back away from the seafront promenade.

Facilities include car parking, toilets, cafes, bars and restaurants a short walk away and seasonal lifeguards.

St Leonards Beach is a Blue Flag Beach
St Leonards Beach is a Blue Flag Beach.
St Leonards Beach has dog restrictions.
St Leonards 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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St Leonards Beach Photos

st leonards on sea beach

St Leonards 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 16.9℃ to 17.3℃ with wind speed 9.3 m/sec (SW)
Wednesday, Oct 05
Expect a temp in the range 16.8℃ to 17.4℃ with wind speed 9.4 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Oct 06
Expect a temp in the range 12.2℃ to 13.9℃ with wind speed 8.2 m/sec (W)
Friday, Oct 07
Expect a temp in the range 15.6℃ to 15.9℃ with wind speed 7.7 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Oct 08
Expect a temp in the range 12.3℃ to 15.5℃ with wind speed 9 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Oct 09
Expect a temp in the range 13.6℃ to 15.5℃ with wind speed 1.6 m/sec (NNW)
Monday, Oct 10
Expect a temp in the range 17.4℃ to 17.7℃ with wind speed 8.9 m/sec (S)

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

St Leonards Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to St Leonards Beach is at Hastings 3.29 km (2.05 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.

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)
Sun 09 Oct
   Low Tide at 05:18 (Height 0.89m)
   High Tide at 10:34 (Height 7.71m)
   Low Tide at 17:42 (Height 0.54m)
   High Tide at 23:04 (Height 7.59m)
Mon 10 Oct
   Low Tide at 05:59 (Height 0.74m)
   High Tide at 11:13 (Height 7.87m)
   Low Tide at 18:22 (Height 0.48m)
   High Tide at 23:38 (Height 7.63m)

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