Muddy boots & salty skin – Paddle, Pedal & Promenade around Worthing

Worthing’s friendly laid back atmosphere opens up a world of outdoor fun for all ages. A family cycle along the prom, a mountain bike trail ride on the South Downs, a sunset paddleboard around the pier or take advantage of being in the UK’s kitesurfing capital and book yourself that first lesson. Worthing is a have a go town with a friendly laid back atmosphere.

Whatever the weather, here’s a chance to get back to nature – muddy boots or salty skin – with the South Downs National Park just 3 miles from the town centre there is no reason why you can’t achieve both.

Speaking of weather, we have it in abundance; but as they say there’s no such thing as bad weather only unsuitable clothing! Whatever the forecast don’t forget your shades, Worthing is ranked as one of the sunniest places in the UK. Check ahead and come prepared, but don’t panic if you forget that vital item as you are guaranteed to be able to pick it up – nothing in Worthing is far from hand. For the current weather forecast see the BBC website.

To make things easy we’ve put together some walking and cycling itineraries to suit all ages and abilities.

After all that hard work – feeling energised and renewed – don’t forget to book yourself in for that well deserved dinner at one of our foodie hot spots. Cosy up in a local pub or enjoy seafood alfresco, it’s time to celebrate your achievements – cheers!

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Bike Hire in Worthing

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

Cycle Routes

Worthing offers some great opportunity for flat, safe family friendly bike rides. Here you can download some great cycle routes to explore the area.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Cissbury Ring

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

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.