The newly rebuilt and reopened Hastings Pier. Some of the fixtures are reclaimed from the old pier and cleverly, and beautifully integrated into the new design. The new pier (more photos to follow) is expansive and at the moment, looks a bit empty compared to Palace Pier in Brighton or others based on the Victorian model. The new pier has large spaces that can be used in many ways. Currently, there is a circus tent pitched up.
There is a storm blowing and yet the small number who have bravely ventured to the far end 277 metres out to sea are really enjoying it and everyone is talking in positive terms about the pier and its prospects in the next few years.