Hastings Pier

Pier Opening Hours

Sun – Thurs 10.00am – 10.00pm / Fri – Sat 10.00am – 11.00pm

Pavilion Restaurant Opening Hours

Sun – Thurs 10.00am – 9.00pm / Fri – Sat 10.00am – 10.30pm

(Opening times may change due to events or weather)

History of Hastings Pier

Hastings Pier was originally designed by renowned Victorian engineer Eugenius Birch and opened on a wet and windy August Bank Holiday Monday in 1872 by the Earl of Granville, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. The opening was a very grand affair, complete with a celebratory banquet. Find out more in our history of Hastings Pier page.


The Deck Building has the Pavilion Restaurant and Bar which serves food until 7.00pm every day, and drinks until 7.30.

The deck building also has two cafes, ‘The Top Deck’ which is open when the sun is shining, and ‘The Memories Cafe’ which is cosy and warm when the weather’s not so nice.

How to get there

On foot
Hastings Pier is located on the seafront in the White Rock area of Hastings, which is just over a 10 minute walk from Priory Meadow in Hastings Town Centre and a 15 minute walk from Hastings Old Town.

By car
Hastings Pier is located on Hastings seafront (A259). There are several car parks in the local area.

By train
You can walk to Hastings Pier in just over 10 minutes from both Hastings and St Leonards Warrior Square railway stations.


Do you want to paddle along the scenic coastline in Hastings during this hot Summer? Well Epic Sports are the watersports company for you. Based in Hastings, they offer highly qualified and experienced instructors for their two hour Sea Kayaking Adventure.

If you prefer for calmer waters, you can go kayaking yourself along the River Rother in Hastings. Inflatable kayaks from birchward are a great way to experience this, the Intex Explorer K2 is one of the most popular models in the UK at a very reasonable price along with the Intex Challenger K1.

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