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

About

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.

 

Things to do in Hastings

Here are lots of ideas for other things to do in Hastings on your visit, as well as what's on in Hastings.

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There's so much to do, why not stay a while? Here's where to stay in Hastings, and where to eat and drink in Hastings.

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    • 874chrisn
      So much potential but not a vibrant attraction at the moment
      2 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 7th October 2023
      The last time that I visited Hastings Pier it was a vibrant place, with lots to see and do - including a wonderful display on the history of the pier - with public toilets (not requiring you to be a... Read full review
    • Rob L
      Fun
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 18th November 2023
      Great time we had ! Lovely doughnuts and friendly faces. Will definitely return as we just moved here ;) Read full review
    • Starkickboxer
      Gravesend, United Kingdom
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      Couples
      Spacious pier
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 11th May 2024
      Nice spacious pier to chill out and relax. Nice views back at Hastings and the castle. Some little booths for food and drink on the pier and amusements for the kids. Read full review

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    What's Nearby

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