Hastings Country Park

A great place for a picnic!

Simply stunning coastal views! 


Hastings Country Park is a 345 hectare (853 acre) nature reserve comprising ancient woodland, heathland, grassland and farmland. However it is the 5 kilometres of dramatic sandstone cliffs and coastline which make this park spectacular! 

* Be blown away by the spectacular coastal views

* Explore grassy trails and colourful heathland

* Outstanding site for bird watching. Notable species include peregrine

   falcon, yellowhammer, raven, buzzard, linnet, dartford warbler and


* Exmoor ponies and Belted Galloway cattle roam free in some areas of

   the park.

* Visitor centre housing fascinating history, geology and wildlife displays.

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Lower Coastguard Lane, Fairlight, Hastings, TN35 4AD


Pay and display. £2 for 2 hours or £3 all day. Coins or by phone.



The 'Access for All' paths are 0.8 and 0.6 km long (one way). Or use the map to select a route to suit you and your family


Visitor Centre open Fri-Sun only.

From the main car park and visitor centre there are two 'Access for All' paths (0.8 km and 0.6 km each way), which are suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. These lead to picnic tables and provide stunning viewpoints across the colourful heathland.

For those travelling on foot, there is a large network of paths and trails to choose from. Use the map to select a route/distance to suit your family. We visited on a clear day in February and really couldn't believe that we hadn't been here before - having lived within an hours' drive our whole lives! We can't wait to go back!

Dogs are welcome, but must be kept under control. Please pick up after your dog (waste bins are provided).

Bear in mind that although the trails start from the Visitor Centre car park (the third car park that you come to), the toilet block is located 250m away (in the first car park you see as you enter the park).

Cycling is prohibited here.

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