On the south-east coast, one of the sunniest and warmest parts of Britain, Salsa is situated in Combe Haven Holiday Park, a popular and high-quality holiday park that’s within easy walking distance of Hastings seafront and town centre.
Thanks to its location in this fascinating part of East Sussex, not far from the site of the Battle of Hastings in 1066, the park has amazing views over the sea and over the Sussex Downs.
The Hastings area
Known as ‘1066 Country’, the Hastings area is best known for its famous battle almost 1000 years ago. It’s a wonderful place to immerse yourself in history, as it is home to the remains of the first castle in England built by William the Conqueror and a beautifully preserved old town.
However Hastings is a cosmopolitan town with more to offer than history. There are delightful tea rooms and vibrant pubs. There is a theatre and an unusual range of museums such as Shipwreck Museum and True Crime Museum! Hastings is also home to the Jerwood Gallery, a stunning art gallery housing a collection of 20th and 21st century British art.
The latest attraction to Hastings is the new Pier with all sorts of fun activities and we must mention Seashore Rickshaws which run along the seafront from the Old Bathing Pool Café in West St Leonards all the way to Hastings Old Town… good green fun!
There is so much to do on-site that you may never want to leave, but if you do wish to venture further afield, you can choose from a wide range of attractions and activities, including the following:
Walks and Wildlife – all around!
There are so many walks for all ages and abilities on the beautiful Sussex Downs. Just a stone’s throw from the Combe Haven Holiday Park, you’ll find the Filsham Reedbed Nature Reserve, which has a raised boardwalk to allow you to get close to all kinds of local wildlife.
Hastings Castle – 4 miles
The first castle built by William the Conqueror the ruins of Hastings Castle stand over the town are a fascinating place to explore. Its’ famous ‘whispering dungeon’ is still intact and there’s a special audio-visual display through which you can find out more about the invasion and battle that led to the castle being built.
Blue Reef Aquarium – 4 miles
With more than 30 themed habitats, the Blue Reef Aquarium will allow you to get up close to some amazing marine life, ranging from the indigenous sea life on the Hastings shoreline to the tropical waters of the deep ocean, including sharks!
Cliff Railway – 4 miles
Cliff Railway originally opened in 1903, but modernized in 2010 – the steepest in Britain provides amazing views while enjoying an exhilarating ride.
Drusillas – 19 miles
This popular animal park and activity centre is perfect for children of all ages. Featuring, animals (look for meerkats), rides and play areas, there’s something for everyone. Drusillas Park also has special events on throughout the school holidays.
Bodiam Castle & Kent & East Sussex Railway – 24 miles
Featuring medieval ramparts, battlements and a moat, this National Trust property has fun for all the family. National Trust members get free entry to Bodiam Castle.
The Castle is also ideally situated for the Kent & East Sussex Railway, a historic steam railway line that stretches across to Tenterden in Kent. During the school holidays, there are often special events at the castle and on the railway.