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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 pierThe 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, just 90 minutes from London Victoria by train or 20 minutes from Brighton. So come and explore the town for yourself!

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Inspiration to visit Worthing!

Bike Hire in Worthing

Fancy a cycle but don’t have a bike – no problem. Hire a Donkey Bike!

What’s On This Week

Looking for some quick inspiration of what to do this week in Worthing? Take a look here for events taking place in the next 7 days…

Rainy Day Activities

Despite being one of the sunniest places in the UK we do get the odd not so great day... but don’t panic if it's a bit wet outside  - there's loads of great stuff to do in Worthing even on a rainy day!

Worthing Theatres – Summer of Circus 2018

Worthing Theatres third Summer of Circus season celebrates 250 year anniversary of circus with ground-breaking world premiere. Join in the fun today and find out more!

Ideas to keep your little kids & big kids entertained

There’s something for kids of all ages in Worthing; indoor or outdoor, whatever the weather, space to run, new activities to explore, challenges to be met. Here are some ideas to get you started...

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 based on top Trip Advisor Ratings…

Andy’s Bike Ride to the Shack & back!

Andy enjoys this bike ride as a nice start to a Sunday. Cycling a 60km loop and then finishing with a pint of local beer on Worthing beach.

Celebrating Worthing’s Fishing Heritage

Worthing's history as a former fishing village uncovered in a personal story from one of the town's few remaining fishermen

Rachael’s Cissbury Trail Run (or Walk)

Running on the South Downs is one of Rachael's favourite things to do. As with all runs on the South Downs there are hills involved, but what goes up, must come down!

See & Do

There's plenty to see & do in Worthing, click on the tiles below to begin discovering more about the town!

Foody Worthing – Twelve of the best spots to eat & drink

Here's our top 12 picks for gorgeous grub around town... Enjoy!


Whatever your retail pleasure Worthing fits the bill. Vintage finds, quirky independents, specialist outlets and high street stores - we’ve got it all. Easy to get to by train, bus or car - Worthing is easy to get to and easy to get around. With five car parks to choose from things couldn’t be easier and with parking at just £1 per hour, it won't break the bank. You’ll still have money left over to enjoy lunch at one of our top foody spots, traditional afternoon tea or even a cheeky cocktail or two. All shops are within easy walking distance and when it all gets too much and you need to take a break, you’re guaranteed the sea front is only 5 mins away.

Creative Worthing – Cultural Highlights

Beach hut art studios, costume trails, circus performances... immerse yourself in a cultural cornucopia.

Did you know? Six historical facts about Worthing

Interested in smuggling, famous authors and fishermen? Then continue reading to discover more about the history of Worthing.

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