TQ8209 : Pelham Beach

taken 7 years ago, near to Hastings, East Sussex, Great Britain

Pelham Beach
Pelham Beach
The lifeboat was being trailered along the beach. Pier in distance.

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Pelham Beach
Pelham Beach is a 1.4km long stretch of pebble beach along Hastings sea front. It goes from the Hastings Pier at the boundary with St Leonards, to The Harbour arm breakwater.

Much of the beach, along with Pelham Place car park and the Stade family fun park, has been created from land reclaimed from the sea. With the event of the railways more tourists visited Hastings and so more beach space was required. The beach is generally pebbles but sand is exposed at low tide.
Hastings Pier :: TQ8108
Opened 1872 - Closed 2007 - Length 910ft

The pier was closed in 2006 and 2007 due to structural decay, and was due to be restored after the council had completed a compulsory purchase order.

On 5th October 2010, the pier was set alight by arsonists destroying most of the buildings. This was just hours after a competition was opened to redesign the pier. Despite taking four days to put out, the pier itself was said to be structurally sound, and the competition was still run, with a firm chosen.

In November 2012 a 11.4million lottery grant was awarded towards the pier rebuild. The total cost is only estimated at 13.9 million as the accommodation will be signicantly smaller than its original form.

It is set to reopen in March 2016.

Also see Pleasure Piers of Great Britain LinkExternal link
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TQ8209, 3512 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 27 June, 2010
Geographical Context
Coastal 
Primary Subject of Photo
Beach 
Category
Beach   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 820 092 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:51.2529N 0:35.0698E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 821 092
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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