Hastings Pier - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Virtual tour showing a view of Hastings Pier taken from the promenade along the beach. Behind the promenade are numerous hotels, apartments, restaurants and cafes.
Hastings Pier - FURTHER INFORMATION
Hastings Pier - Hastings visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Hastings Pier' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from East Sussex.
Hastings Pier was built in 1872 and reached it's heyday in the 1930's during a boom time for Hastings as a new beach resort town. Hastings Pier was designed by Eugenius Birch (who also designed the West Pier in Brighton and Eastbourne Pier). The original pier had a 2000 seater theatre, which was destroyed by fire in 1917. A new theatre was built, which hosted the likes of The Rolling Stones, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Genesis, Tom Jones, Ten Years After, and Pink Floyd in the 1960's.
In the 1990's Hastings Pier suffered extensive storm damage. It's financial future looked doubtable and for a time it was closed, sold to an off-shore enterprise and then closed again due to health and safety concerns of the superstructure between 2006-7. Safety concerns closed the pier again in 2008 and in 2010 the pier suffered from a devastating fire which destroyed 95% of the superstructure.
The future of Hastings Pier is now in serious doubt and more of the pier continues to degrade and collapse.
Hastings - Beachfront HotelsIf you are looking for beach front hotels in Hastings, which can offer stunning views over the sea, then among these hotels are Zanzibar International Hotel, The White Rock Hotel, Hastings Bed and Breakfast, Grand Hotel, The Chatsworth Hotel, Alexanders Hotel, The Hotel Lindum and Europa Hotel. The Tourist Iformation Centres (TIC) in both the Old Town and New Town Hall can help with hotel information and bookings, as well as hostel and Bed and Breakfast (B&B) and holiday apartment bookings.
Hastings Tourist Information Centre - Queens Square