Since I have finished my internship in August, I have had some time to myself over the summer. In that time, I spent 48 hours in Lincoln, and I have also recently been to Hastings in East Sussex.

My boyfriend, Joe, is from Hastings when we aren't at uni together so I go there to visit him from time to time when he's at home and I really like it there.

It's right on the sea and Joe's house is walking distance to everything so I got a lot of steps in. When I drive into Hastings I get to drive along the sea front which is so pretty and it always seems to be nice weather when I go there.

beach huts in Hastings

When I arrived in Hastings, we did our usual walk around by the beach and through the town. We have a little tradition of going to this little local seafood shop by the beach and getting some food so we did that on the first day and sat on the beach for a little while.

I also love to get an ice cream when I'm near the sea so we did that too, after eating our seafood. Hastings has so many local seafood restaurants and fish and chip shops, you really can taste the difference in freshness with it being a seaside town.

In the evening, we went for a few drinks but didn't stay out too late.

The next day, we went to the seafront again and played some minigolf. Joe won, I am still yet to beat him but it's going to happen one day!

After spending the day out again, we went to a seafood restaurant in the old town called Whites. The old town in Hastings, is more individual restaurants, shops and pubs as opposed to the new town with things like Primark and Pizza Express. I really like that they have both options.

Seafood platter in Hastings

We had a huge seafood platter which is unlike me because I'm really fussy with food. I just wanted to try it because we were right by the sea and I thought I'd like most of it. All of it was so nice apart from oysters, I don't think I'll eat one of them again in a hurry. 

After we ate so much food, we went for a few drinks on the pier. Hastings pier is quite big and since the social distancing rules have come into place, they put a DJ set on the pier with a bar and tables for drinks. I have never had drinks on a pier before so it was something new for me.

Just before leaving on my last day there, we went on a dog walk at a really pretty country park called Fairlight, it had such amazing views to the sea.

I quite like writing about places that I visit in the UK, so I will definitely be doing more 48 hour style blog posts whenever I go anywhere now.

Where's your favourite place to visit for a weekend away?

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  1. This sounds like such a lovely 48 hours! Drinks to finish on the pier sounds like it'd be the perfect end to a trip too :)


  2. Perfect 48 hours! Well played, very interesting article thank you for sharing.

  3. Lovely little houses, I would love to see more photos..

  4. Sounds like you had a lovely trip - Hastings looks so pretty!

  5. Thanks for sharing your weekend in Hastings sounds you had a lovely time exploring and eating :)

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  6. It sounds like you had a great 48 hours in Hastings! Those beach huts are so Instagrammable! x

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  7. Hastings is really lovely, I went there a couple of times when I was younger. I live by the seaside so always love any post about a seaside getaway. Glad you had a good trip! xx


  8. Hastings sounds like such a lovely little beach town. I love your photo of these little buildings. Are they shops?

  9. That seafood platter looks AMAZING! I love seafood although I've never tried an Oyster. I'd like to but I'm a bit apprehensive for sure! Sounds like a lovely trip ) x

  10. I had forgotten all about Hastings! I visited once and loved it and vowed to go back!

    It sounds like you had a great time and now I have another place to add to my UK bucket list.

    I read your Lincoln one just before we went, just wanted to update you and say I absolutely loved it!

  11. Sounds like you had a lovely trip! Hastings looks like such a pretty place!

  12. I've never been to Hastings but that sea food platter looks like I should!

  13. Nice to know such wonderful place and dreaming to be there one day. Thanks for sharing such beautiful and lovely place.

  14. Oh I Love Hastings, I would absolutely LOVE a mini staycation right now! I really need some sea air! And all of that seafood yummy!


  15. Great post! I've always wanted to visit Hastings (and do an extensive UK tour) and now I want to see it even more!

  16. Ah sounds like you had a great time. I'm going to book a trip when I can!

  17. that seafood looks and sounds amazing!

  18. You have such a beautiful blog! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Hastings looks like a lovely place. That seafood platter makes my mouth water - I haven’t had one in ages! I’m glad you had a good time. I hope to visit here too one day!

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