"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

St. Leonards Beach

St. Leonards is a resort beach within the district of Hastings in East Sussex. The beach is predominantly shingle, with shallow sand flats exposed at low water. There is a rocky ledge in the east of the bathing water, which is exposed at low water. Above the beach is the urban backdrop of St. Leonards.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Hastings

Local authority: East Sussex County Council

OS Grid Reference: TQ798086


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near St. Leonards Beach

  • Hastings Museum and Art Gallery (1m)
  • Clambers Indoor Soft Play Centre (1m)
  • Clambers Play Centre (1m)
  • Battlezone Laser Hastings (1m)
  • Hastings Castle and 1066 Story (1m)
  • Alexandra Park (1m)
  • Hastings Adventure Golf (2m)
  • East Hill Cliff Railway (2m)
  • A Smugglers Adventure at St Clements Caves (2m)
  • Old Town Hall Museum (2m)
  • Curious About Hastings (2m)
  • Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings (2m)
  • Shipwreck Museum (2m)
  • Fishermans Museum (2m)
  • Fishermen's Museum (2m)
  • Shipwreck Heritage Centre (2m)
  • Underwater World, Hastings (2m)
  • Cliff Railways (2m)
  • Smugglers Adventure (2m)
  • Pebsham Equestrian Centre (2m)
  • Bexhill Museum of Costume and Social History (3m)
  • Jumbos (4m)
  • Bexhill Leisure Centre (4m)
  • Egerton Park (4m)
  • Bexhill Museum (4m)
  • Broad Oak Park (4m)
  • 1940's swing dance (4m)
  • Carr Taylor Wines Ltd (4m)

Tourist Information

Hastings (Queens Square)
Tourist Information Centre
Queens Square
Priory Meadow
East Sussex
TN34 1TL

Phone 01424 451 111
Email hic@hastings.gov.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Thursday 24 May


Chance of rain 45%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 6mph.
Pressure 1020
Humidity 95%
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Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1020
Humidity 86%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 76%
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Chance of rain 30%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1018
Humidity 77%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1017
Humidity 84%
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Air Quality


Chance of rain 25%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1018
Humidity 90%
UV Index n/a
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Low Tide
01:46 BST
(00:46 GMT)
High Tide
07:49 BST
(06:49 GMT)
Low Tide
14:23 BST
(13:23 GMT)
High Tide
20:11 BST
(19:11 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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A sandy beach in the well-established seaside town of Hastings.

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