Sixty photos of Hastings: Old Town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Boasting a natty funicular railway, a knackered castle, a bustling fishing fleet, shedloads of boozers and some stunning historic architecture, Hastings is well worth a look around.

Here’s a set of 60 photos taken during my recent visit:

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Fishing boat on a roundabout near the railway station.

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Grey, damp, late November skies.

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Old newspaper office.

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Looking out to sea in a gale, 2am.

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

The storm blew itself out overnight and left me with a cracking day to go exploring around the town.

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Ghost sign.

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Hastings Castle.

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

There’s not a lot left of Hastings Castle. I liked the pirate flag though.

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Looking for customers.

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

No ice creams today.

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Walking around the Old Town.

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

A very narrow terrace.

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

View from near the castle.

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Hastings Pier in the distance.

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

I loved this: “Happiest Was She-By The Sea.”

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Georgian architecture.

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

All Saints Street hosts some of the oldest surviving houses in Hastings, dating from 1450.

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Mossy roof.

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Fresh fish stall.

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Back in 2003, I took two trips on the funicular railways of Hastings: the East Hill (above) and West Hill Cliff Railways.

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Down by the beach.

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Hastings Miniature Railway runs on a tiny 10 1⁄4 in (260 mm) gauge track. First opened in 1948, it runs along Hastings Old Town seafront between Rock-a-nore and Marine Parade.

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Railway turntable

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Pebbles scattered over the walkway after the previous night’s storm.

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Fishing boats on the beach.

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

Sixty photos of Hastings: Old town, beach, boats, shops and historic architecture

More photos:

The windswept vista of Hastings Pier, Autumn 2019
Hastings Pier, 2005 – Archive pier photos taken before the fire.
Hastings Pier – A splendid Victorian pier fighting for its life [2012]
Hastings fishing port in photos.
More Hastings photo features.

Join in with the chat about Hastings

Hastings Pier on the urban75 forums
Hastings! Where to eat, drink and be merry
Hastings declared “the Shoreditch of Sussex and the UK’s New Art Hotspot”