Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre is staffed by a small but dedicated team of Volunteers who can answer your questions on most aspects of the Country Park. Here you will be able to get a Park map, events booklet for all the Hastings green spaces plus many other useful leaflets and browse the varied displays on the geology, habitats, flora and fauna of Hastings Country Park plus a small display of locally found fossils including a cast of the footprint of an adult Iguanadon.


Lower Coastguard Lane, Fairlight, Hastings, TN35 4AD.

Bus route 101:- Timetable

Opening times:-

Please be aware that whilst the Volunteers strive to keep to the publicised hours, it is sometimes not possible to find cover for holidays, illness or other commitments so it may not always be open at the times stated below.

Day Opening Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 10:00am to 3:30pm
Saturday 10:00am to 3:30pm
Sunday 10:00am to 3:30pm

New Visitor Centre

It is proposed to replace the present building which has no facilities for the staff and has been on the site for about 40 years, despite being second hand then. A key facts statement from Hastings Borough Council may be found here

10 thoughts on “Visitor Centre

    • Shame you cannot get a cuppa now anywhere on Firehills as the coastguards tea room nearby has closed .B a nice spot to have one


      • The new Visitor Centre is rumoured to be having a cafe if it ever opens! The tearooms have been sold since closing but I have been unable to find out the intentions of the new owner despite asking a few local residents and the Parish Council.


  1. Hello. Please could you tell me if it is currently possible (safe) to get down to the sea at any points in the Country Park, eg Covehurst beach? Many thanks,


    • Hastings Borough Council have not maintained a safe access to the beach at Covehurst for many years now and are unlikely to do so again in the foreseeable future, I’m afraid.


  2. Please could you let me know if anyone has handed in a black plastic-fobbed, Kia car key? It tell out of my bag while I was out walking in Hastings Country Park last Sunday (23rd August). I’m in touch with East Sussex sílice too, in case the key is handed in to them. Thank you!


    • Sorry Lucy, the Visitor Centre was closed because of Covid 19, but now it appears that the closure is permanent. The latest opening date for the new building is next Spring. Were the Visitor Centre still open anyone handing an item of value such as your car keys in would have been asked to take it to the Police station as HBC have a policy of not taking in lost property there.


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