Hastings, Sussex, UK. Hastings is one of Britain's oldest fishing ports. Boats have worked from the beach in front of the ancient town for over a thousand years, supplying Hastings with its basic industry and main tourist attraction.
The Hastings Fishermen's Protection Society preserves the fishing community's medieval right to carry on using that beach - known as the Stade for ever, free of charge. On the Stade there are more than 25 boats, the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Britain.