Hastings – 22nd July 2017
The harbour is the main reason that Hastings has come to fame. It is currently located at the East Cliff however prior to the great storm of 1286 the harbour was located behind the White Rock where Hastings town centre is now. The current harbour was originally an inlet with a single bank that protected the ships from the prevailing south westerly winds.
Nowadays the harbour houses a fishing fleet, and fresh fish can be bought at the net huts behind the ships. The net huts are black tarred tall wooden buildings that prior the nylon nets were used to dry the fleet’s nets.
Following an extensive reconstruction project, Hastings Pier reopened to the public in April 2016. The pier is a modern, 21st century attraction with its history and heritage at its heart.
Open 7 days a week all year round (opening times vary depending on the season and event). Free entry (apart from ticketed events).
Promenade 272 metres out to sea; relax with a cup of coffee and an outstanding ocean view at the Upper Deck viewing platform cafe; and enjoy a portion of fish and chips or a meal at the restaurant (freshly made using locally-sourced ingredients). Pop into The Deck visitor centre and explore Hastings Pier Charity’s Digital Archive in our interactive exhibition spaces.
Details of car sharing and where to meet to follow. If you would like to go, please let Yvonne Park know.
22 Jul 2017 at All Day