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15 Best Things to Do and See in Hastings 2024

Last updated: May 31, 2024

Each month we take a look at the most popular attractions and activities in and around Hastings and here are the latest top 15 things to do according to our visitors in ...

#1

Hastings Pier

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Hastings Pier is an iconic landmark which has a rich history and has undergone significant transformations over the years. The Pier was originally opened to the public in 1872, designed by Eugenius Birch, a renowned Victorian pier designer. The original pier featured a pavilion, a concert hall, a landing stage for steamers and various entertainments. … more

Hastings Pier
#2

Hastings Miniature Railway

In Hastings
07789 725 438
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Hastings Miniature Railway is a charming attraction in Hastings, East Sussex, England, offering a delightful experience for tourists of all ages. Opened in 1948 it is now the oldest 10.25” gauge railway in the uk. The railway features miniature steam and diesel locomotives that pull both open and covered carriages, allowing visitors to enjoy a … more

Hastings Miniature Railway
#3

Opus Theatre

In Hastings

#4

Alexandra Park

In Hastings

Alexandra Park is a delightful public park that provides a wonderful combination of natural beauty, recreational facilities, and historical significance. Alexandra Park covers a vast area of approximately 109 acres, making it one of the largest parks in Hastings. The park boasts a diverse landscape, featuring open meadows, woodlands, well-tended gardens, and charming pathways. As … more

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Stables Theatre & Arts Centre

In Hastings
01424 423 221
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Small community theatre and arts centre in the heart of Hastings Old Town

Stables Theatre & Arts Centre
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White Rock Theatre

In Hastings
0343 310 0031
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The White Rock Theatre is a prominent entertainment venue offering a diverse range of performances and events for tourists and locals alike. With its striking architecture and vibrant atmosphere, it serves as a hub for live music, theater productions, comedy shows, and much more. Located along the seafront opposite the pier, the White Rock Theatre … more

White Rock Theatre
#7

The Sussex Exchange

St Leonards-on-Sea 2.8 miles from Hastings
01424 858 461

The Sussex Exchange is a unique eco-friendly cinema, restaurant and late lounge in East Sussex We’re in a striking, contemporary building on the border of Hastings and St Leonards in East Sussex – with wonderful views over the ancient woodland of the Marline Valley. Our luxury 30 seat cinema is designed for the ultimate cinematic … more

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#8

St Leonards Gardens

St Leonards-on-Sea 1.3 miles from Hastings

St Leonards Gardens is a beautiful public park located in St Leonards-on-Sea. It is a picturesque and well-maintained green space that offers a tranquil retreat for both locals and visitors. The gardens span approximately 4.5 acres and is situated near the seafront, providing visitors with refreshing sea views. The park is designed in a formal … more

St Leonards Gardens
#9

RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station Visitor Centre & Shop

In Hastings
01424 712 397
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Hastings Lifeboat Station visitor centre and shop is open daily from 10.30. – 4.30. Our knowledgeable guides provide a free (donations welcome!) tour of the station where you can learn about its’ history and the lifesaving work we do today. The shop is stocked with gifts and souvenirs.

RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station Visitor Centre & Shop
#10

West Hill Cliff Railway

In Hastings
01424 446 104

The West Hill Cliff Railway is a fascinating attraction offering a unique way to ascend the steep slopes of West Hill. This historic funicular railway provides a convenient and enjoyable means for tourists to reach the top of the hill and explore its captivating surroundings. The railway, also known as the West Hill Lift, consists … more

#11

Fairlight Glen Beach

Fairlight 2.2 miles from Hastings

Fairlight Glen Beach is a secluded and picturesque beach and is known as an unofficial nudist beach, making it a destination for those interested in naturism. The beach offers a liberating and freeing experience, allowing visitors to enjoy the raw beauty of nature while baring all. Accessing Fairlight Glen Beach is challenging and potentially dangerous, … more

#12

Shipwreck Museum

In Hastings
01424 437 452
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‎Maritime museum with 3000 years of historic treasures from local shipwrecks. Audiovisual show ‘A Shipwreck Adventure’, push button videos, talks with slides on shipwreck and coastal history topics.

Shipwreck Museum
#13

Hastings Aquarium

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Take the ultimate undersea safari at Blue Reef Aquarium, Hastings. Enjoy incredibly close encounters with hundreds of amazing aquatic creatures. Explore our remarkable reptile zone with exotic snakes and curious bearded dragons.

Hastings Aquarium
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Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve

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Hastings Country Park is a stunning natural reserve located near Hastings in East Sussex, England. Spread across approximately 660 acres, it encompasses a diverse range of landscapes, including cliffs, woodlands, meadows, and coastal habitats. Hastings Country Park offers visitors a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the beauty of nature and explore its rich biodiversity. … more

Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve
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Hastings Castle and 1066 Story

In Hastings
01424 422 964
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Across from Smugglers Adventure, take in the breath-taking views of the coastline at Hastings Castle while you explore the history of this iconic building. Learn how the Battle of Hastings unfolded in the medieval siege tent, as a 20 minute video show takes you on a journey from 1066 right up to the present day. … more

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