Hastings Pier

White Rock, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1JU

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Hastings Pier at low tide viewed from the beach on the eastern side


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.

Designed originally by renowned Victorian engineer Eugenius Birch and first opened in 1872, Hastings Pier has stood through wars, played host to music legends such as Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd, been closed down, caught fire more than once and was raised from the ashes by the local community and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The new, modern, RIBA-award-winning pier is a simple and sustainable platform that is loved by locals as well as being a popular visitor destination. As well as the Pavilion Restaurant and beach hut-style food and drinks kiosks, vintage fairs, exhibitions and family-friendly events to keep you entertained – the Pier itself is an attraction that is not to be missed.  Uninterrupted expanses of elegant Ekki wood allow you to get out in the elements and enjoy being closer to nature.

Throughout the summer months you'll find live music, Hastings' "pier" garden and a whole host of summer festivals.


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    Recent Reviews:

    • Andrew081
      St. Albans, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Slowly coming back to life after the fire and rebuild
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 16th January 2023
      We has a nice walk along Hastings pier and it was good to see it slowly coming back to life. During the summer there was some fantastic free open-air concerts and the tribute Friday concerts are... Read full review
    • Bartonbears
      Coffs Harbour, Australia
      Trip Type:
      A peaceful place to view the shoreline and buildings.
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 27th May 2023
      Reading previous reviews it seems that the pier often has open stalls, a beer garden and live music. None of these was present when we visited but it was lovely to walk out to the end of the pier and... Read full review
    • A3958EDdavidw
      Hastings, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Awful music
      3 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 4th June 2023
      Just stopped off at the restaurant/bar at the land end of the pier for a beer in the sun. Last year it was nice to chat with friends and listen to the sea. Now though they insist on pumping out loud... Read full review

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