The iconic ART DECO pier is a great spot to get a view of the Sussex coastline and the Southern Pavilion has been refurbished in ART DECO STYLE as a cafe open 7 days a week for food and drinks.

Beach House Park Gardens in Worthing Worthing Beach and Pier Bowls in Worthing, West Sussex

Worthing has been a popular seaside resort since the 1790s, when King George III sent his youngest daughter here to take the seawater cure and in the 19th century Oscar Wilde wrote 'The Importance of Being Earnest' whilst here. Today it's a lively town, perfect for a short break but also excellent as a base for exploring Sussex and it's beautiful countryside with famous gardens, historic houses, ancient cathedrals, a Roman palace, nature reserves and boat trips just a short drive away.

Enjoy exploring Worthing's elegant Georgian terraces, imposing Victorian avenues and the pedestrianised streets of the town centre, where you'll find all your favourite High Street names as well as specialist shops and pavement cafes. Traditional seaside entertainment can be found along the five-mile promenade and pier, which has had an interesting history. Over 100-years old, it's been 'burnt down, blown up and blown down'. At night, choose from a vast selection of restaurants, traditional pubs and lively clubs, try your luck at bingo, test your skills at 10pin bowling, see a great live show at the theatre, or visit one of the oldest cinemas in the country to see the latest blockbuster.

Great for walkers, Worthing sits at the foot of the South Downs National Park which is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. The downs are dotted with areas of ancient woodland and historic sites of great importance. Cissbury Ring gives panoramic views across the Downs to the Sea while Highdown Hill, managed by the national Trust, gives views to the Isle of Wight and Chichester.

Tarring Parish hall was once the Palace of the Archbishop of Canterbury. It is purported that St.Thomas A Becket who often stayed in Tarring planted a fig tree there about 1162 which is still reputed to still exist, within the orchard which is supposed to consist entirely of trees descended from it, although the majority of the orchard trees date from 1745. Visit the cottage in South Street Tarring to see The Ancient Fig Gardens, open to public one day each year normally 1st Saturday in July. The church of St.Andrew is large, with a tall spire and one of but a few unofficial Sussex buildings that are allowed to fly the White Ensign. St Andrews possessed the right sanctuary. John le Messier took advantage of this right and eventually managed to escape after having stabbed Simon de Goringe. Tarring has an attractive curving High Street, including the three timber-framed cottages named Parsonage Row, which are owned by the Sussex Archaeological Society.

Local Events

  Goodwood Festival of Speed. Website 12th - 15th July 2018
  The Ancient Fig Garden on the 1st Saturday of July 2018
  Qatar Goodwood Festival Website
31st July - 4th August 2018
  Worthing Bus Rally, Seafront. Website tba
  Worthing Unified Open Bowls Tournament Website tba
  Goodwood Revival. Website 7th - 9th September 2018

Local Attractions in Worthing

Highdown Gardens: A unique collection of rare plants and trees, grown on chalk.
Marine Gardens: A small neat ornamental garden with herbaceous borders, bedding, sunken ponds and rose beds.
Denton Gardens: Situated to the east of the Pier, Denton Gardens is a pleasant ornamental garden, presented to the Town in 1922 by Alderman J.G. Denton and opened in Spring 1924. Denton Gardens has an ornamental sunken garden, raised terrace, herbaceous border and carpet bedding. The south end of the garden takes you straight to the beach.
Cissbury Ring National Trust: The second largest iron Age hill fort in the country
High Salvington Windmill: built between 1700 and 1720, this windmill is fully operational and milling stone ground flour
Worthing Museum and Art Gallery: Holding the largest costume gallery in the country after the Royal Victoria and Albert Museum, and one of the largest toy collections anywhere. The museum also has a magnificent art gallery and exhibition programme, it has excellent archaeological displays and holds one of the most exciting roman hoards found in recent times
Worthing Pavilion Bowling Club. Our Bowling Club offers a friendly atmosphere, good food with indoor and outdoor lawn bowling rinks.
Worthing Historical Features

 

  Brooklands Golf Centre Assembly Hall South Downs Leisure
  Hillbarn Golf Club Connaught Theatre and Cinema AMF Bowl
  Brooklands Go Karts Dome cinema Outofbounds
    Pavilion theatre