Destination America Ground, White Rock

  1. The spirit of ‘independents’
    Hastings: celebrating the spirit of ‘independents’
  2. History of The America Ground
    Hastings is home to a thriving community of vibrant and exciting independent businesses. This spirit of independence made its mark on town's identity by way of The America Ground in the early 1800s.
  3. Hastings Library
    Situated in 13 Claremont, The Brassey Institute is a lovely example of decorative Venetian Gothic architecture.
  4. Cake Room
    Take a stroll down Robertson Street in the America Ground Hastings and you’ll soon be drawn to the verdant oasis that is Cake Room.
  5. Holy Trinity Church - HTH
    Holy Trinity is an Anglican church built during the 1850s by prolific and eccentric architect Samuel Sanders Teulon who was “chief among the rogue architects of the mid-Victorian Gothic Revival”.
  6. Hastings Heritage Trail
    Hastings has an amazing breadth of history in the everyday built environment. The Hastings Heritage Trail celebrates this, taking visitors around 10 central locations that have stayed largely unchanged for at least 25 years.
  7. Bullet
    Bullet Coffee House opened in the America Ground in 2007 and serves high quality, home cooked, healthy food for all tastes.
  8. Hastings Pier at low tide viewed from the beach on the eastern side
    Promenade 272 metres out to sea on rebuilt and revamped pier, which won a RIBA award for its slick and sustainable architecture.
    1. Wow And Flutter
      Wow And Flutter is a record shop with comics, art, Japanese toys and great coffee thrown in the mix - making it the perfect place to while away an hour or so when visiting the America Ground, Hastings.
    2. True Crime Museum
      The True Crime Museum in Hastings is home to an impressive collection of horrible histories and chilling artifacts from crimes past.
    3. Spotlight on The Printworks
      The Printworks Hastings occupies 14 Claremont, a venetian gothic building designed by Walter Liberty Vernon for FJ Parsons and Thomas Brassey circa 1878.
    4. On The Rocks
      On The Rocks - situated on Claremont in the America Ground Hastings - boasts Comedy, Drag, Cabaret and live music in its busy entertainment schedule.
    5. Trinity Wholefoods
      The America Ground and White Rock area of Hastings is full of vibrant, independent businesses. We spoke to Emma from Trinity Wholefoods who told us a bit more about the business,
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