Holiday Parks In Hastings.
Holiday Parks In Hastings.
Holiday Parks In Hastings.
Holiday Parks in Hastings.
Holiday Parks In Hastings.

The Sanctuary Retreat

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The Sanctuary Retreat-Where Holiday Memories Begin! 

The Sanctuary Retreat, Hastings is a static holiday home with a difference!

It's time to challenge your pre-conceptions of holidays in a static home, with this self-catering holiday at The Sanctuary Retreat Holiday Park, Hastings, East Sussex.This holiday offers so much more than you’d expect. Clean, plenty of space, friendly relaxing atmosphere, stunning views, private and many 'Hotel style extras' as standard!  
Perfect for those needing a break in more peaceful surroundings than your regular Holiday Park.

Why book with us


  • Close To The Sea                            (GPS 50.881789 Lat & 0.672494 Long)

  • Ideally Situated Between The Historic Towns Of Both Hastings and Rye

  • In Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty In The Pictuesque Countryside Of Sussex

  • Private Meadow To Yourselves

  • Peaceful Surroundings

  • Ideal for Carers Needing Respite

  • Autism Friendly



Four Star ★★★★ May 2018. B, P, D & G. ,

Haslemere, Surrey.

"Peaceful, rural setting with lovely views over the countryside." 

"The caravan has all the facilities a family needs to enjoy a relaxing break. Maggie and family are fantastic hosts and nothing is too much trouble. Looking forward to visiting again soon!"


Five Star ★★★★★ June 2017. M, R, T, C, & J. 

Jettingen, Germany.

"It was a wonderful week!"

"The owner, Maggie, was so nice an we (my wife, my three daughters an me) liked it very much! Very secure and safe, quiet; Everything very good equipped. The location is really amazing. Very family-friendly."

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 Dates 31st July- 1st August 2021(2pm-7pm Saturday & Sunday)

Yup, you guessed it right that the concert was actually cancelled prior, buy hey who cares as it’s now back on! Hastings, obviously has everything what with the Half Marathon in March, Jack in The Green, May Day Bikers, Show at Ardingly, the Beer and Music Festival, recent Pirates Day which we covered too. This time round, it has a new venue which will be the Stade Open Space.


Now, the Beach Concert that is most importantly, free! Obviously, this is aligned with the Old Town Carnival, much fun to be had. So, what’s your next excuse? Next on the agenda is the Carnival procession on the 7th of August. Summer, sand, sea, so dust off that beach sandals and thrown it the car booth.


According to sources, we owe it all to the few local residents joining hands with traders that this was simply too much of a good thing to let go. So, they’ve winged it and brought it all back specially for you! So, start packing!


The Stade Open Space


It’s probably a welcome treat that the concert is held at The Stade as there’s now band stage that will be used for the first time. Additionally, this will add to the festival mood and a brand new AstroTurf to park yourselves on and a stunning level surface for more seating arrangements. Obviously, there will be enough to cope with all the people pouring in for the carnival, so grab that a throw rug or bring your own desk chairs or one of those green handy fishing chairs, to place your important pint by your side! Important that, gotta get your priorities right, eh?


There will be plenty else on offer like BBQ and a licenced bar, that’s courtesy of The FILO will be provided on site and all profits will go straight to local charities. Sorry afraid there are the usual health and safety issues, you cannot bring in your own alcohol or dogs. Cats, are not sure?

What’s it All For?

Much Assistance Needed for the Hastings RNLI!  The concert has a very noble purpose, and that to raise much needed funds for the Hastings RNLI, Sea Cadets and Pett Level Rescue. Please dig deep into your pockets and give generously, thank you! Please look out for collectors wearing their official yellow t-shirts and there are commemorative t-shirts going for £9.95 too.

Oh by the way, almost forgot the bands and artists there to entertain and party you on are Blues Brothers Show, Cajun Dawgs, Doctor Savage, and Sam Calver.


Here’s a flavour of what’s coming your way, Cajun Dawgs:-



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Accommodation B&B, Holiday Parks or Caravan Parks


So, see you in Hastings! So, please don’t leave your accommodation bookings to the last minute. You have precisely 1 day left to book! If you struggling to find the right place, I know of one that will be perfect just for you, try The Sanctuary Retreat Holiday Park, Hastings!

HASTINGS PIRATES DAY – Be there or it’s shark bait for you!


Friday 16th- Sunday 18th July 2021


Postcode for Satnav: TN34 3AR








Image Acknowledgment http://hastingspirateday.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/skull-and-crossbones.jpg

Why are pirates’ great singers? Aarrrr, yurrr wud has to go to aarrr the bottom of this article!


Avast Ye! (Pirate Lingo: Pay Attention)


Jack Sparrow Lookalike Competition at Stade for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity!


Here’s just part of the events on Pirate’s Day at Hastings, a sanctuary retreat, for pirates!

  •       Bands

  •       Pirate Films

  •       Walking the Plank

  •       Pirate Art Projects

  •       Pirate and Craft Market

  •       Massive Pirate Treasure Trail

  •       Pirate Crazy Golf Competition

  •       Children's and Street Entertainers

  •       Jack Sparrow lookalikes on the Stade

  •       Return of the Old Town Skeleton Crew

  •       Brand new family friendly Pirate Ship Ride

  •       Grand Parade with Drummers through the Old Town

  •       Winkle Club will transform Winkle Island into a Sci-Fi Paradise

  •       Why, of course a Fancy Dress Competition and one may include your dog!


Let’s All Descend to Hastings and Beat the 2012 Guinness World Record of 14,231 at Pelham Beach.

All Hands Hoay (Pirate Lingo: Everyone gets on the deck)


On Sunday the 22nd July 2012, the participants took part in a historic event where you Pirate Lovers gathered on Pelham Beach and made it the biggest pirate event in the world! There were 14,231 of you and all we need is 1 more, to break it in 2019? Arrrr, howwrrrabbouthat aarrr?


The Guinness Adjudicator confirmed that the largest gathering of pirates was achieved by 14,231 participants. This special event was organised by both Mr Roger Crouch and The Town of Hastings on Pelham Beach, Hastings, East Sussex. Obviously it required a military operandi to count all the people, the enclosed area of Pelham beach had 17 entrances and 2 exits. Then, each monitored by 2 clickers, and overseen by two independent witnesses.


So, let’s just go for “three sheets to the wind”! (Pirate Lingo: Someone who is quite drunk)



Here are a few more phrases to set you up for Pirates Day!


A, B, C

Ahoy = Hello

Abaft = Back area of the boat

Ahoy, matey = Hello, friend

Booty = Treasure

Buccaneer = Name for a pirate

Black jack = Large drinking cups

Binnacle = Where the compass is kept on board the ship

Blimey! = Something said when one is in a state of surprise

Blow the man down = A command which means to kill somebody

Batten down the hatches = A signal to prepare the ship for an upcoming storm

Cockswain = The helmsman

Cutlass = Type of sword used by the pirates

Crow's nest = The place on the ship where the lookout stand is built

Coaming = A surface that prevented water on the deck from dripping to lower levels of the ship


D, E, F, G, H, I, J

Davy Jones' Locker = Refers to death

Dance the hempen jig = To hang someone

Flibustier = Pirates of the Golden Age

Freebooter = Refers to an actual pirate

Feed the fish = Meaning that an individual or group of individuals will soon die

Head = Toilet on board the ship

Hempen halter = The noose used to hang people

Holystone = Sandstone that was used to scrub the ships

Heave ho = Instruction to put some strength into whatever one is doing

Jacob's Ladder = Rope ladder that was used to climb aboard ships

Jolly Roger = The famous pirate flag with a skull and crossbones on it


K, L, M, N, O, P

Landlubber = A person who is not incredibly skilled at sea

Monkey = Small cannon

Man-O-War = The name used for a pirate ship that is all set and ready to go to war

Orlop = Deck where cables are stored away

Old salt = A sailor that has a great deal of experience on the seas

Powder monkey  = A gunner's assistant

Poop Deck = Deck that is the highest and farthest back

Privateer = Pirates who are sponsored by the government


Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

Scuttle = To sink a ship

Shark bait = Going to die soon

Seadog = An old sailor or pirate

Son of a biscuit eater = An insult

Scallywag = A name that is used as an insult to someone

Scurvy Dogs = A mild insult or term of affection

Shiver me timbers = An expression used to show shock or disbelief

Thar she blows! = An expression used when a whale is spotted from the ship

Walk the plank = A punishment which entails someone who walks over the side of the ship off of the plank. Their hands are often tied so that they cannot swim and they drowned.


Accommodation B&B, Holiday Parks or Caravan Parks

Go on, come on over to Hastings! So, please don’t leave your accommodation bookings to the last minute. You have precisely  5 days left to book! If you struggling to find the right place, I know of one that will be perfect just for you, try The Sanctuary Retreat Holiday Park, in Hastings. With free and secure parking, for your car.


So, why are pirates’ great singers?


They can hit the high C's!

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Hastings Old Town Carnival

Sun1st Aug - Sun 8th August 2021


Who needs Rio de Janeiro for carnivals, when we’ve got one right here in historic Hastings in the historic Old Town? You will be spoilt for choice, as I had have just seen their itinerary … oh dear, so where shall I start? Well, there’s the actual carnival itself, a plethora of events, main tourist attractions, off the beaten track attractions, shops galore and somewhere different to eat and drink each and every day!

Hastings old town carnival week starts with a host of tours and walks including the stade, old town graveyard, Hastings horrors, twilight smugglers and the famous Foyles walk, where you get visit key sites featured in the BBC drama, Foyles War and relive the era of war time Britain, in Hastings seaside town.


There’s also a Town Criers competition,
coastguards open day, the great whelk
eating competition, Winkle tossing, craft fair
and Pram race to name but a few.
The local Hastings Community had has put
in lots of sweat and tears for the events, 
some with even throwing their doors open to their gardens and not to mention providing much needed refreshments for all the visitors. Just like the good folks on the Music and Beer Festival, the proceeds of this carnival do also go to many local charities.
Please be aware that accommodation in Hastings; incuding many Holiday Parks, books up very early for this event, as it’s so well attended. So as soon as you have finished reading this article, reserve your booking at The Sanctuary Retreat to avoid disappointment! It will be the perfect relaxing accommodation to recharge, after all the family events of the Carnival week.                                                                 

Foyle's War stars, from left to right, Anthony Howell as Milner, Michael Kitchen as Foyle and Honeysuckle Weeks as Sam

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Hope to see you there!