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The Stade, Hastings

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Stade is a shingle beach in Hastings Old Town, Hastings, East Sussex, England. It has been used for beaching boats for more than a thousand years. It is now home to Europe's largest fleet of beach-launched fishing boats.

The word stade is a Saxon term meaning landing place.

The beach was originally a small landing area; hence the small footprint of the net shops. The building of the 1887 groyne at Rock-A-Nore and the 1896 harbour, however, stopped the eastward longshore transport of shingle along the coast, which is the function of groynes. As a result, the Stade steadily grew seaward, providing new room for the fishing fleet and necessary amenities.
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  • We had a lovely pleasant walk along the Stade, taking in the atmosphere and fresh sea air. Plenty of places to stop and grab a seafood snack or a full meal.  more »
  • Table of eight for lunch. It was lovely, nice mix of vegetarian and other dishes, all very free and tasty. Service is friendly and efficient. Lots of families there too.  more »

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