Worthing’s coastline is made of shingle beaches and stretches for approximately 5 miles. In May 2012 the water quality was rated as “Excellent” by the Environment Agency. The promenade is lined with palm trees can be enjoyed by walkers and cyclists alike. Ice Cream vans can always be found on sunny days and fresh, locally caught fish is often on sale.
Beach House Park
Beach House Park is host to the English Bowling Association National Championships and hosted the World Bowls in 1972 and 1992. The park provides quality bowling facilities and relaxing and pleasant surroundings to players and spectators.
The Dome Cinema
The Dome Cinema was opened in 1911 and is therefore one of the oldest working cinemas in England. It is a Grade II* listed building and after renovations were completed in 2007 now has two screens along with a function room and bar.
Denton Gardens is Situated to the east of the Pier and has an ornamental sunken garden, raised terrace, herbaceous border and carpet bedding. The south end of the garden takes you straight to the beach.
Eating & Drinking
Worthing has a huge variety of places to eat and drink so there’s something for everyone. The numerous restaurants and cafes serve all types of cuisine including; Chinese, French, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Spanish and Thai. There are also many fine dining restaurants and we’re fortunate to have one of Worthing’s top restaurants, Ami Bistro, right next door to our office!
Worthing Golf Club
Worthing Golf Club has two 18 hole courses and is situated on the slopes of the South Downs. The Upper Course provides an interesting contrast to the Lower Course. With a total length of 5,211 yards against the 6,505 yards of the Lower.
Hill Barn Golf Club
Hill Barn Golf Club nestles in the rolling hills of the South Downs providing sweeping views of Worthing and of the English Channel to the South. The 6,229 yard course provides challenges and surprises for players of all levels as it undulates through a good balance of par 3s and par 4s of which no two are alike.
Highdown Gardens is situated between Ferring and Goring nestled on the South Downs. These stunningly beautiful gardens on downland countryside overlooking the sea offer a unique collection of rare plants and trees. Accordingly, the whole garden has been deemed a National Collection.
High Salvington Windmill
High Salvington Windmill is one of the most prominent landmarks in the area. The mill was built in approximately 1750 and stands at 320 feet above sea level, taking full advantage of the strong sea winds. The mill worked for almost 150 years until 1897 when it closed. It was purchased by Worthing Borough Council in 1959 and after numerous restoration projects the mill started grinding again on 4th April 1991.
Splashpoint Leisure Centre
This new leisure centre and swimming complex has been recently completed. Swimming facilities include competition pools for diving and swimming, children’s shallow pools, a flume, a partially sunken pirate ship, spurting water features, steam room and sauna. Health and Fitness facilities include a suite for 100 exercise stations, two multi use studios and three treatment rooms.
Worthing Leisure Centre
Worthing Leisure Centre has a wide range of facilities to suite everyone’s need, these include: Fitness Suite, Weights Room, Aerobics Studio, Badminton, Basketball & Volleyball Courts, Squash Courts, Astroturf, Football & Rugby Pitches, Athletics Arena, Sauna, Spa and Steam Room.
The Lido is situated 200 meters West of Worthing Pier and offers a restaurant/café, amusement centre, children’s rides and attractions, ice cream parlour and gift shop.
Situated 1.25 miles West of the Pier, Marine Gardens offers a Café, pavilion, bowling green, putting green and ornamental gardens with a pond.
The Museum’s collections are very diverse and boast one of the largest costume collections in the country as well as a stunning collection of toys and dolls.The Fine Art and Decorative Art Collections span several centuries and numerous styles with many of the pieces by very influential British artists and craftsmen.The Local History Archive is very extensive as are the Archaeology Collections.
Worthing’s pier, designed by Sir Robert Rawlinson, was the thirteenth to be built in England and officially opened on 12 April 1862. The Pier has been enlarged since it was originally built and now stands at 960ft (296m) in length and 36ft (11m) wide. The South end pavilion is a night club, the Pavilion Theatre sits at the North end and there is an amusement arcade in the middle.
Worthing Town Centre is home to over 400 shops including a large number of major multiples as well as many independent stores. Every Wednesday Montague Street hosts the weekly market and every 4th Saturday of the month South Street Square hosts Worthing Farmers Market.
South Downs National Park
The South Downs National Park covers an area of 627 square miles, 2/3 of which is in Sussex. From Beachy Head near Eastbourne in the East to Harting Down in the West, the South Downs includes some of the most varied English landscapes in the country including open chalk grassland, ancient forests and lush river valleys. Sports undertaken on the Downs include paragliding, mountain-biking, horse riding and walking.
Worthing Theatres provide an excellent programme of entertainment at its three venues; The Pavilion Theatre, The Connaught Theatre and the Assembly Halls. The three venues play host to; concerts, pantos, dances and comedians. Worthing Theatres also includes Ritz Digital & Connaught Cinema which show a wide range of films, including latest releases.
Located on the Foreshore along West Parade this garden was created using drought tolerant plants to highlight the need of water conservation during reduced periods of rainfall.
Worthing Observation Wheel (WOW)
Built and erected during the summer of 2019, Worthing Seafront has been transformed with the introduction of its own observation wheel.
Standing 46 meters in height it’s the largest observation platform in the South East of England.
The wheel houses 36 viewing pods which at their peak will give you a view of around 10 miles in any direction.
The pure white structure is an iconic addition to Worthing sea front and will be a part of the community for the next 3 years at least.
To witness it at its most beautiful, its worth taking a walk along the promenade at dusk when the WOW is partly illuminated.
Tickets are available at the wheel, 1 pod has been designed specifically for wheelchair access.