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
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
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
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.
Worthing Beach and Pier
Beaches & Seafront
From thrilling sports
to refreshing walks,
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
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.
If you love the seaside
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
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
Adur Festival 3 to 19 June
Various events and locations in the Adur district
Summer Food & Drink Festival 11 to 12 June
Childrens Parade 18 June
Worthing Open Houses 18/19, 25/26 June 2/3 July
Various locations, Worthing
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
If you want to be entertained
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
Worthing Rotary Carnival Procession 29 August
To find out whats happening during your visit
go to www.visitworthing.co.uk or contact the
Tourist Information Centre on 01903 221 066.
Worthing Ice Rink
Attractions & Activities
Whatever you like to
do, youre sure to find
an activity that makes
you glad you came
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Lancing College Chapel
Sustrans - Worthing to Shoreham-by-Sea
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