The ancient tradition of fishing boats on the Strade, Hastings

Fishermans boats on the Stade beach, Hastings seafront, Hastings, East Sussex, England UK July 2012

Home to the largest  beach-launched fishing fleet in Britain, the stretch of the beach known as the Strade in Hastings has been used as a fishing port for centuries.

Fishermans boats on the Stade beach, Hastings seafront, Hastings, East Sussex, England UK July 2012

Boats are dragged up on to the beach by tractors and make for a striking sight right next to the town’s centre.

Here’s some photos:

Fishermans boats on the Stade beach, Hastings seafront, Hastings, East Sussex, England UK July 2012

Fishermans boats on the Stade beach, Hastings seafront, Hastings, East Sussex, England UK July 2012

Fishermans boats on the Stade beach, Hastings seafront, Hastings, East Sussex, England UK July 2012

More photos here: Hastings fishing port in photos.