If you're planning a barbecue or bonfire on the beach always use proper manufactured equipment. Barbecues are allowed at any time but open fires or bonfire type barbecues are only permitted after 8pm or dusk if earlier. We encourage people to use the beach between groynes 47 and 51a at Sea Road in St Leonards (adjacent to West Marina Gardens).

Beach Barbecue Conditions

Barbeques must be held below high-water mark within the designated area
Barbeques must be sited away from any structures i.e. boats, groynes, beach huts etc
All fires must be extinguished and litter cleared before the site is left
Only purpose built barbecues to be used before 8.00pm
To ensure good order is kept and no nuisance is made to other beach users or residents
To indemnify Hastings Borough Council against all actions, claims, demands and liabilities, which may arise directly or indirectly as a consequence of this permission. If it is an organised event you must have public liability insurance of £5 million - contact us for further details.
If an organised event or large beach barbecue/party is being considered please contact us for further advice, as other conditions will have to be met before permission can be considered.

Remember the damage and personal injury that fires of any type can cause and also that stones on the beach can explode when heated during a bonfire.

Beach Barbecue Events - Language Schools

If you're planning a large beach barbecue or party for a language school, there's certain things you'll need to do, these include:

Booking the event with us - you'll need to contact our Events Booking Officer to do this
Reading our guidelines and complete a booking form
Completing a risk assessment
Arranging public liability insurance of at least £5 million
Supplying a name and contact number for the event organiser/supervisor
Making sure the normal conditions for beach barbecues are observed at all times
Making sure that any noise from the site doesn't exceed 56db - you'll need to measure this yourself
If we get enough notice of your event, we will inspect the area directly beforehand and make sure it's safe for it to go ahead.