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The Stade

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unusual historic beach and sea fishing area

It was very interesting walking around this beach and strand here, with the tall netting sheds... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Wadebridge, United Kingdom
Interesting and unusual

This is one of the few seaside resorts in the UK that is still a working fishing port and where you... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

It was very interesting walking around this beach and strand here, with the tall netting sheds, museums, all redolent of the old fishing traditions. With all the mechanised tractors to get the boats in and out of the water, it must have been indescribably hard...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

This is one of the few seaside resorts in the UK that is still a working fishing port and where you can see the industry working and close up. It is well worth a walk along The Stade.

1  Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 21 June 2018

This is a somewhat stark looking cafe close to the Jerwood Gallery in Old Hastings. Big plate glass windows and an outside terrace give views of the beach and the net-drying huts. Not cheap, but everything seems to be of excellent quality, especially the breakfasts.

1  Thank mickeygee1988
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Pleasant walking around old town and the Stade. Lots of old houses, lanes, alleys and twittens! Enjoyed seeing the filming locations for Foyle’s War. Great view from hill near castle. Interesting to stroll around the Stade and see the fishing boats and net huts.

2  Thank Dilly4472
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Picturesque traditional old fishing area with plenty of eating and drinking establishments especially chippies of course! Shingle beach with very bracing winds the day we were here!

Thank nlouisew
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The Stade is a great place to stroll parallel with the sea. There's loads to do in the area including wet fish shops, fish & chip shops and amusements for the kids. We visit often.

Thank SteMar247
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The Stade is the name for the area where the Hastings fishing fleet is launched. Meaning "landing place", it is home to the largest beach launched fishing fleet in Europe

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 31 March 2018

Seems we only come here in cold weather but still very enjoyable. Shingle Beach with unique tall fisherman`s net stores. Fresh fish sales , seafood outlets , pub and toilets together with museums and shops make this well worth a visit. Must try to visit...More

Thank 147ChrisB
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The Stade as it is today is a picturesque tourist area of Hastings that is centred around the shingle beach and unique tall black timber net sheds. This area has been home to the local fishing fleet for hundreds of years. This is an interesting...More

Thank Nick and Angel S
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Such a picturesque part of my wonderful town. The tall fishing huts loom over the fish sellers, who trade their wares with honesty. Walk all the way down to the car park at the end of Rock a Nore road for a dramatic view of...More

Thank MrsBsTravels
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