Destination guide

Explore the oceanfront setting in Hastings

The area's history and theater scene are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Hastings. This welcoming and walkable city is known for its seaside, parks and bars. Battle Abbey and Battlefield and Bodiam Castle are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Hastings

Do you want to find things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Hastings a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Eastbourne Pier (16.6 mi / 26.7 km)
  • Blue Reef Aquarium (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • East Hill Lift (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • West Hill Lift (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Battle Golf Club (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Rye Farm World (7.5 mi / 12 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Hastings

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 69°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Hastings

Travelers love Hastings for its beautiful ocean views and pristine beaches. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Hastings. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hastings Country Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • St Helen's Wood (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Alexandra Park (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Smugglers Adventure (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Warrior Square Gardens (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Pett Level Road Beach (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
Transport

Traveling to and around Hastings

If you prefer to travel by train, Hastings Three Oaks Station, Hastings Doleham Station and Hastings Ore Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay around Hastings?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 792 vacation rentals near Hastings. From 245 Cottages to 106 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Hastings for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Hastings?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Hastings. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • East Hill Lift: 1,278 vacation rentals
  • Hastings Pier: 1,266 vacation rentals
  • White Rock Theatre: 1,272 vacation rentals
  • Phoenix Arts Centre: 1,312 vacation rentals
  • Old Town Hall Museum: 1,275 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hastings listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Hastings?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 245 Cottages in Hastings. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Hastings include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 106 rentals available
  • Houses: 369 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 245 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Hastings?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 39 vacation rentals with pool available in Hastings. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.