The Wreck of the Amsterdam, 1749
The Amsterdam, a ship belonging to the Dutch East India Company, was wrecked on the Bulverhythe shore near Hastings on 26 January 1749. The ship was carrying around 2 tons of silver coins. The wreck site is protected under the Protection of Wrecks Act.
Above: The bow of Amsterdam at low tide
The site is accessible via the footbridge at the end of Bridge Way (off the Bexhill Road (A259)). There is no parking in Bridge Way, we managed to find parking along the Bexhill Road.
When I first arrived on site I thought these timbers surrounding the Amsterdam wreck were part of the ships' debris field. They are actually the remains of a 4000 year old prehistoric forest.