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.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • RJH1975
      Chessington, United Kingdom
      Beer garden
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 10th September 2021
      There is a nice beer garden at he end of the pier with some nice beer and friendly service. Nice views out to sea on a sunny day Read full review
    • adyval
      Long Eaton, United Kingdom
      1st time visit
      3 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 12th September 2021
      it was free to go on, lots of kids rides and am odd shop. Lots of tables and chairs and a bar with loudspeakers . lots of fisherman. great views. not much more to say Read full review
    • TRACEY A
      Havant, United Kingdom
      A stunning pier with outstanding views.
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 19th September 2021
      A stunning & spacious pier with outstanding views in whatever direction you choose to gaze in, there are plenty of places to get ice creams plus various food & beverages including the UK's largest... Read full review

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    Opening Times

    Winter hours (1 Jan 2020 - 12 Apr 2020)
    Monday - WednesdayClosed
    Thursday - Sunday10:30 - 17:00
    February half term (15 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020)
    Monday - Sunday10:30 - 17:00
    Summer hours (12 Apr 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
    Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:30

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