Hastings Pier, was dubbed the Peerless PierÂ by the Earl of Granville when it opened in 1872. He was right. Even without the superstructure it looks great. Repairs to it are ongoing with it expected to be open in 2016. By the time it is finished an estimated 72k meters of new timber will be laid plus 500 deck beams and 350 girders replaced. You can keep up to date with the progress being made on the official website.
Low tide is a great opportunity to photograph the pier at its best. The wet sand provides great reflections. If you are lucky an obliging seagull will help to add to the scene.