Hastings Beach

Hastings’ main beach backs right onto the seafront of this established seaside resort town so you are never far away from the town’s facilities and attractions. Backed by grand whitewashed Edwardian hotels and a two-layered promenade Hastings has all the credentials of a Great British seaside town. There is even a fine Victorian pier.

But time has not been kind to Hastings since its heyday and the resort has all but lost its air of affluence. However, over recent years there has been a concerted effort to revive Hastings’ fortunes.

Like many of England’s south coast beaches Hastings is predominantly shingle, which is held in place by a series of groynes. There is, however, a good expanse of sand as the tide goes out - ideal for beach games and even better for sandcastles.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

The beach is cleaned daily during summer and there are dog free zones.

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  • Swimming/bathing


  • Pier

Nearest town



TN34 1PF

OS grid ref.

TQ 8073 0898


There are several car parks situated adjacen to the beach.

Water quality

Water quality star rating

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