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The Amsterdam Shipwreck
Ranked #28 of 53 things to do in Hastings
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

OK, you can plan to visit when the tide is out, but that isn't always good enough, you need a very low tide to view The Amsterdam properly, much of it is buried beneath the sea bottom/beach, but, when you can see it, it is so worthwhile... this is history, above the prehistoric forests of the great plain that used to be here when Britain was still joined to mainland Europe, well-preserved, and, well, great to witness, which I have done a number of times.
If you can get to Bulverhythe at low tide, in the Spring and Summer particularly (appears much harder to experience in the Winter), then get there, even better, walk westwards along the seafront from West Marina, St Leonards, Hastings.

Date of experience: July 2012
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

excellent we took my daughter and she enjoyed it so much she took lots of photos

Date of experience: August 2011
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

The Amsterdam is a shipwreck that sank of the coast of Hastings in 1749. There is not much to see now as only tops of its ribs are exposed in the sand at low tide. However, it is worth going on a tour when they run to find out about the history of the boat. It is also a good excuse to visit Bultherhythe beach which is the least developed stretch of beach in Hastings, as it is away from the roads, with nice multi-coloured beachhuts and wooden boats on the shore. The beach is also sandier than the other beaches in the town, with a large stretch of sand and pre-historic forest at low tide.

Date of experience: May 2012
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Date of experience: August 2018
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