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Hastings & St Leonards

Tourist Information Centres

Hastings Information Centre
Aquila House
Breeds Place
Tel: 01424 451111

Press Contact

Jane Ellis, Hastings Borough Council
Tel: 01424 451113

Trade Contact

Jane Ellis
Town Hall
Queens Road
TN34 1QR


Discover the secret charms of this famous resort, with its unique mix of a bustling fishing quarter and picturesque, offbeat Old Town.

Steeped in history and maritime heritage you will find 3 miles of coastline, Europe's largest beach-launched fishing fleet in action, and also the unique tall, black net huts (which date from the 17th century and were used to hang fishing nets to dry). Don't forget to buy your freshly caught fish to take home.

The smash hit ITV period drama series 'Foyles War', which stars Michael Kitchen, is set and shot in Hastings Old Town.

What's on Offer


3 miles of coast - with wet sand at low tide and fine shingle. There is a dog ban on Hastings beach between May-Sept, together with daily beach cleaning, a dog warden patrol and public toilets. A range of water sports is also available. Hastings Adventure Golf offers 3 courses including the famous 'Florida-Style' adventure golf.

Places to Visit

Hastings Castle houses the audio-visual 1066 Story. The East Hill Cliff Lift is Britain's steepest funicular railway and rises to Hastings Country Park. Other key attractions include Smugglers Adventure, Shipwreck Museum, the Blue Reef Aquarium; Hastings Museum & Art Gallery and the Jerwood Gallery, a world class facility housing a collection of 20th & 21st century British art.


The White Rock and the Stables theatres provide a comprehensive programme of entertainment. Hastings Old Town's Electric Palace is an alternative cinema with its own bar. There are also several nightclubs and many bars around the town. 'Stade Saturdays'is a programme of open air performance art events on the Stade Open Space, weekly from June - September.


Hastings & St Leonards offers every kind of shopping experience, from major high street brands to obscure but charming antiques and art boutiques.

Eating Out

150 restaurants and pubs and a host of cafes and bistros which cater for every taste.

Recreation & Sport

Summerfields, Falaise and Hillcrest are the 3 major sports centres. Horntye Sports Complex houses a county standard cricket pitch and a host of other sports facilities. Alexandra Park has been restored to its original Victorian splendour and includes a boating lake and tennis courts and has been awarded a prestigious Green Flag.

Holiday & Activity Centres

Come Haven Holiday Park is a magnificent park offering fantastic facilities, including an open air pool and newly developed areas.

Conference & Business Facilities

Horntye Sports Complex - conference/catering facilities for up to 100 people. Tel: 01424 716666, www.horntyepark.com
The White Rock Theatre - conference/catering facilities for up to 500 people. Tel: 01424 462288.


A full range of accommodation available - hotels and guest houses to self catering units, holiday parks and caravans. Estimated total number of serviced bed spaces:850

Getting There


Just off the A21. Or take the A259 which links the area with cross Channel ports and Channel Tunnel.


90 minutes from Charing Cross, London Victoria or Cannon Street.


From Gatwick by car 75 mins, by train 90 mins. From Heathrow: by car 90 mins, by train 150 mins