Welcome to Worthing…

Worthing is a traditional seaside town with a twist. This is a place full of surprises – a wide open prom allows space to breathe, to run, to cycle, an endless horizon frames the beach and, of course, don’t miss our famous pier. But step off the beaten track and you’ll discover another world of quirky independent art, music, performance and friendly food lovers all of whom would love to introduce you to the town you were least expecting.  

The Worthing of today is a happy collision of classic and contemporary – where else can you hop off your paddle board and into one of the oldest working cinemas in the UK, tuck into a traditional cream tea or pop into a micro pub, swing by an art studio beach hut or spot wild ponies at an Iron Age fort.

The town also makes a perfect base from which to explore wider Sussex – Brighton and the BA i360, Chichester, Arundel and Goodwood are all within easy reach.

Easy to get to; easy to get around – Worthing is just 90 minutes from London Victoria by train or 20 minutes from Brighton.

Make sure you visit...

Worthing Pier

Worthing Pier, runner up in the 2016 & 2017 Pier of the Year Award, provides an iconic focus for the town. You can view amazing artworks, promenade above the waves, try your hand at fishing, enjoy an ice-cream whilst relaxing in the deckchairs or sample other treats at the Art Deco Southern Pavilion.

Worthing Museum & Art Gallery

If you have a passion for the very best in Regency and Victorian fashion, want to be inspired by artists such as Stanley, William Holman-Hunt and Philip Jackson, or are looking to discover why Worthing residents take such quiet pride in 55,000 years of their achievements, then Worthing Museum and Art Gallery is the place to visit.

The Dome Cinema

One of the oldest working cinemas in the UK - The Dome Cinema is a grade II listed building showing all the latest blockbusters in a vintage setting

Colonnade House

The place for artists, makers, designers and innovators to connect and collaborate, growing creative business in the heart of Worthing.

Pavilion Theatre

The Pavilion Theatre holds a unique position on the promenade at the entrance to Worthing's pier. Built in 1926, it has a regal elegance, situated in the heart of the town with the sea as a back-drop,

Cissbury Ring

An Iron Age hill-fort built around 2,500 BC, Cissbury Hill was an important site for Neolithic flint mining. Ideal place for a family walk, don't forget the picnic!

What's On

A wide range of events take place in Worthing all year round, whether along the promenade in the gardens, museum, theatres or live venues. With such a variety there is something for everyone, so begin your search now!

Arts & Culture

Hidden behind the South Downs artists have long been attracted to Worthing as a place to escape - where creativity can flourish. Oscar Wilde, Jane Austin and Harold Pinter have all been residents. Explore Worthing and you’ll uncover an eclectic mix of internationally renowned artists, quirky open studios and galleries, not to mention the theatres and one of the oldest working cinemas in the UK, The Dome.

Food & Drink

Seasonal, fresh and made with more than just a little love - that's what you can expect from Worthing’s foodie hotspots. Whether it's fish and shellfish straight from the sea, simple but delicious Turkish cuisine, home-made Sicilian Gelato, freshly ground coffee or real ales we have it all. Here's our guide to gorgeous grub around town...