The charming seaside town of Hastings has been growing in popularity both as a weekend bolthole for busy Londoners and a staycation destination for UK beachgoers. The beach is the main draw whether for ice creams and sunbathing in the summer or bracing cold-water dips and wintry wanders off-season. Sojourn along the main pier or walk for miles along the shore towards St Leonard’s On Sea and Bulverhythe Beach.
There are museums, an aquarium, the castle and classic seaside attractions, as well as Hastings Country Park for walking and picnics. The East Cliff Railway is an institution with a great view over the quaint town. You’re also spoilt for a choice of day trips, either along the East Coast or in High Weald AONB.
Apollo Guest House in Hastings offers one night in a double room at the price of £43.