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:

    • R0se8
      London, England, United Kingdom
      Nice relaxing point to view the seaside
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 13th September 2023
      It's open. Was skeptical after some reviews said it was closed. Nice relaxing place. I didn't find the music loud. Loads of seating to view the seaside.. toilets were ok - take toilet paper.. Read full review
    • Jules B
      Hastings, United Kingdom
      Big Plank???
      1 of 5 stars
      Friday, 15th September 2023
      Basically a massive plank with some ridiculously overpriced tat stalls on it. Some people gush about the open space etc but the old Pier used to at least have stuff to do on it. How it ever won an... Read full review
    • MandL-OM
      Surrey, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Quick visit
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 28th September 2023
      A quick amble for the lovely views. We didn’t use the attractions, but just enjoyed peering out to sea on a gloriously sunny day. Read full review

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