With a thousand years of history, Hastings boasts one of the largest beach launched fishing fleets in the UK. Stroll around amongst the iconic tall black net stores and watch the boats unloading their catch (if you are early enough). From the top of the funicular railway you get a breathtaking view of the town and the sea which was so important throughout its history.
No visit to Hastings is complete without a visit to the Old Town. The opening of the Jerwood contemporary art gallery and the reopened Pier, have seen Hastings gaining a reputation as an up and coming destination with a vibrant art scene. Dubbed 'Shoreditch-on-Sea' the arty folk have been flocking down from London where they can no longer afford to live or work. Accompanying this crowd is a fabulous foodie trend, with an artisan brewery at the historic First In Last Out pub and an organic bakery, Judges, which also has a small café. Restaurants, cafés and craft shops abound in Hastings and there is something for everyone, from fish and chips at Maggie's to a multitude of world food experiences to posh nosh at Pier 9 at the Zanzibar Hotel.
So never mind your bucket and spade, head down to Hastings for a gourmet experience with added seaside!
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