Cottage holidays in Hastings
Hastings is an interesting town to visit for a holiday in East Sussex – find a lovely cottage to stay in on the Sussex coast. Most of us relate the town of Hastings on the English south coast with the battle of 1066 when King Harold II was shot in the eye by an arrow. The actual fighting took place about 7 miles north west of Hastings, near the present day town of Battle.
Hastings is a seaside town which for holidaymakers features a pier opposite the White Rock 1920’s theatre and to the west an amusement park with rides, crazy golf, slot machine arcades and plenty of cafes and shops to keep tourists happy on holiday.
A miniature railway offers visitors the chance of sightseeing around the beach area from the comfort of a train.
Further east, is the old fishing section of the town and one of the best reasons for visiting Hastings. Tall black former net drying sheds stand in a huddle on the shore. Beside them are a number of shops selling seafood; cockles, mussels, whelks, crabs and winkles. Groups of tourists come simply to enjoy their favourite delicacies.
A small but fascinating Fishermen’s museum displays numerous items recording all manner of activities to do with fishing and the sea. This is a good place to learn what the codes on the boats mean and that those displaying RX come from Hastings.
Opposite this fishing area is the East Hill Lift which conveys passengers up to the top of the hill and the Hastings Country Park in funicular railway cars. A path also runs up the steep hill for those of a resolute nature who might enjoy the challenge.
Rent a holiday cottage in Hastings itself or near the Sussex coast and visit the town for a good varied day out.
This part of East Sussex offers historic seaside towns, miles of esplanade for cycling or walking, a wealth of entertainment and eateries, pretty countryside, angling, boating and an abundance of fresh air.