MORE than 500 visitors enjoyed free boat rides in a number of sea vessels as part of an open day by a boat club.
Hastings Motor Boat and Yacht Club ran the event along the beach last weekend.
Visitors, one of whom was Hastings MP Amber Rudd, also tucked into the beach barbecue which included hog roast.
For those who wanted to stay on dry land there were displays by lifeguards, coastguards and windsurfers.
Many of the younger visitors went out in smaller boats and kayaks.
Leonie Nolan, from the club, said: “Hastings Motor Boat and Yacht Club is a welcoming and family friendly club.
For those interested in any of our many activities, visit our website at hastingsmotorboatyachtclub.org.uk or pop into our clubhouse at Rock-a-Nore.”