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Worthing, the Sussex Coast & the South Downs

Text of Worthing Visitor Guide 2011

  • Worthingthe Sussex coast & the South Downs

    Make the most of the coast, town and country

    Visitor Guide 2011

    Worthing Shoreham-by-Sea Lancing Sompting Southwick

  • Contents

    03 Welcome

    04 Beaches & Seafront

    06 Events & Entertainment

    08 Attractions & Activities

    10 Discover Sussex

    12 Shopping & Dining

    14 Tourist Information

    16 Choosing Your Accommodation

    18 Accommodation: Hotels & Guest Houses

    23 Accommodation: Self Catering

    24 Accommodation: Caravan & Camping

    25 Worthing Town Map

    26 Attractions

    02

  • Discovering Worthing, the Sussex coast and the South Downs

    Relax, reconnect and simply enjoy life at

    your own pace at Worthing, the Sussex

    coast and the South Downs.

    The classic British seaside and vibrant town centre

    of Worthing provides the ideal spot for exploring

    the attractions all around you from the refreshing

    open spaces of the South Downs to the natural

    beauty, fascinating history and many cultural

    delights throughout the region of Adur.

    Whether youre here for a weekend of relaxation

    or a family day out that everyone can enjoy youll

    find all kinds of entertainment and events whenever

    you visit.

    With so much to do and discover, in one of the

    sunniest climates in the UK, come and experience

    the very best of carefree Sussex charm and let

    yourself unwind with us.

    Contact our Tourist Information Centre on

    01903 221 066 or go to www.visitworthing.co.uk

    and let us help you make the most of your visit.

    Whilst every care and attention has been exercised to ensure information contained in this publication is accurate, Worthing Borough Council and Adur District Council and their agents cannot accept responsibility in respect of any error, mis-statement or alteration that may have occurred. Advertisements are accepted in good faith but do not imply Worthing Borough Council or Adur District Council recommends or guarantees the services offered. Copyright Worthing Borough Council and Adur District Council 1 November 2010. Photographic contributions our thanks to: Janice Fraser, Jason Keffert, Martyn Wells, Dave Porter, Dawn Reid/Sustrans, IV Studios, Worthing Borough Council, Adur District Council.

    Welcome

    03

    Worthing Beach and Pier

  • Beaches & Seafront

    From thrilling sports

    to refreshing walks,

    experience everything

    our coast has to offer

    From Worthings classic seaside to the nearby towns

    of Shoreham-by-Sea and Lancing, youll find the ideal

    waterfront spot to come and do as much or as little as

    you like.

    Whether at the coast or along the River Adur, theres a whole range

    of thrilling watersports and activities. Sailing, kite surfing, diving

    and fishing theyre all here for you to experience and enjoy.

    A stroll along the award winning pier at Worthing is a pleasant way

    to take in a panoramic view of the Sussex coast and plan everything

    you want to see and do.

    Why not explore the seafront on a bicycle by following the cycle

    path along the promenade to nearby Shoreham-by-Sea? Visit the

    Sustrans Cycling website at www.sustrans.org.uk to find out more.

    With all kinds of family entertainment, activities, fun and events to

    discover in Worthing and beyond, every time you visit our shore

    youre bound to find an enjoyable way to pass the time.

    04

  • If you love the seaside

    05

    Worthing Pier

    Ropetackle Sculpture

  • Events &Entertainment

    From Worthing town centre to the towns and

    villages throughout the area, youre never short

    of an entertaining way to spend your visit.

    In Worthing the Pavilion and Connaught theatres and Assembly

    Hall play host to a varied programme of theatre, live music,

    film and comedy, many acts coming straight from the West End.

    Theres something for everyone and you can find out whats on

    during your visit at www.worthingtheatres.co.uk or by calling the

    box office on 01903 206 206.

    Throughout the region there are also a wide range of exciting

    activities, events, festivals and arts to enjoy. Experience exhilarating

    events such as the Worthing International Birdman Competition

    (13 and 14 August), the Worthing Kitesurfing Event (9 and 10 April -

    TBC) and Worthings Ice Rink (5 February to 6 March).

    From food and drink festivals, to concerts, to a childrens parade

    no matter what you and your family like to do theres always

    something happening to keep you all happy.

    And with Worthing ideally placed for you to explore all the exciting

    major events happening throughout Sussex, the only problem is

    deciding what to do first.

    Music, theatre, sports,

    arts, festivals and so

    much more to help

    you make the most

    of your visit

    06

    Childrens Parade

  • Take a look at our events calendar below

    for just some of the events planned for

    the year ahead.

    Worthings Ice Rink 5 February to 6 March

    Steyne Gardens, Worthing

    Kitesurfing Competition 9 and 10 April - TBC

    Worthing Seafront

    www.worthingtowncentre.co.uk

    Adur Festival 3 to 19 June

    Various events and locations in the Adur district

    www.adurfestival.com

    Summer Food & Drink Festival 11 to 12 June

    Shoreham-by-Sea

    Childrens Parade 18 June

    Worthing

    Worthing Open Houses 18/19, 25/26 June 2/3 July

    Various locations, Worthing

    www.openhouses.org.uk

    Worthing Festival (including fireworks, Splash concert, bus rally, American Rod

    & Custom Car show)

    22 July to 2 August

    Various locations, Worthing

    Worthing International Birdman Competition 13 to 14 August

    Worthing Pier

    www.worthingbirdman.co.uk

    If you want to be entertained

    07

    Bowls England Mens and Mixed National Championships 13 to 28 August

    Beach House Park, Worthing

    www.bowlsengland.com 01903 820 222

    Shoreham Airshow 20 to 21 August

    Shoreham (Brighton City) Airport

    www.shorehamairshow.com

    Worthing Rotary Carnival Procession 29 August

    Worthing Seafront

    To find out whats happening during your visit

    go to www.visitworthing.co.uk or contact the

    Tourist Information Centre on 01903 221 066.

    Shoreham Airshow

    Worthing Ice Rink

    Childrens Parade

  • Attractions & Activities

    Whatever you like to

    do, youre sure to find

    an activity that makes

    you glad you came

    to visit

    No matter what you enjoy, weve got so many different

    ways for you to spend your time, everyone who visits is

    sure to find just what theyre looking for.

    For fresh air

    The stunning South Downs National Park is one of the UKs most

    beautiful areas of natural countryside. Take a walk and explore;

    take your time to enjoy the views and take a picnic for a relaxing

    afternoon in a breathtaking place.

    08

    High Salvington Windmill

  • For family fun

    Enjoy the fun and rides of Brooklands Pleasure Park,

    whizz around the track at Brooklands Go Karts or

    try some pitch and putt at the Brooklands

    Golf Centre.

    Whether youre splashing around at the Aquarena

    Swimming Complex, skating at our outdoor winter

    ice rink or enjoying the lambing at Coombes Farm

    near Lancing youll find plenty to keep the whole

    family entertained.

    For relaxing

    Go on an invigorating cycle ride along the shore,

    take time out at the Ropetackle Arts Centre, explore

    some of the beautiful gardens our sunny region is

    famous for. A trip to Worthing and the surrounding

    area is a great way to help you simply unwind.

    For whatever you want to do

    Theres so much happening everywhere you turn

    throughout Worthing and Adur. Base yourself either

    in the town centre, or in some of the many other

    welcoming accommodation in the region, and from

    there go and enjoy all the activities and attractions

    on offer.

    Whether you want a relaxing day out or an

    action-packed weekend, find out more at

    www.visitworthing.co.uk or contact our

    Tourist Information Centre on 01903 221 066

    and well be happy to help you find something

    youll enjoy.

    For fascinating stories

    Lovers of history, heritage and culture will discover

    a variety of surprising and interesting museums,

    exhibitions and displays. Not only is there the towns

    Museum and Art Gallery and many local gems

    throughout the region, were also home to a number

    of impressive historic buildings.

    The High Salvington Windmill makes for a great

    summer visit, while the Gothic-style Lancing College

    Chapel gives an impressive view overlooking the

    Adur valley. If you enjoy exploring historical and

    interesting churches you might want to visit the

    English Martyrs Church to see its splendid ceiling

    inspired by the Sistine Chapel.

    If you want to do something fun

    09

    Lancing College Chapel

    Sustrans - Worthing to Shoreham-by-Sea

  • Discover Sussex

    Were the ideal place

    for you to explore

    all the remarkable

    attractions of the area

    Worthing is the perfect location to base yourself if you

    want to discov