Worthing is a traditional seaside town with a twist. With an iconic 1930s pier, a wide, open promenade and an endless horizon, it is an ideal choice for a seaside escape. Spend time here taking in the sea air, visiting art studios in beach huts, or experiencing the exhilaration of stand up paddle boarding (SUP) or kite-surfing.

The town’s cultural heritage shines through, with the Dome one of the UKs oldest working cinemas, and live music and theatre including the contemporary Summer of Circus.

A little out of town, family visitors will enjoy spotting wild ponies at Cissbury Ring, an iron age fort on the South Downs, or you could take in Shoreham-by- Sea and visit the Lifeboat station, or take a helicopter pleasure ride from the local aerodrome with its famous Art-Deco terminal building.

Worthing Pier on the beach

Why not visit

LearnToKitesurf.co.uk – fully qualified instructors will help you master this amazing watersport.

Dome Cinema – A special movie experience in the stunning Edwardian cinema that first opened in April 1911.

Cycle Worthing to Shoreham – enjoy an exhilarating bike ride along the seven-mile traffic free cycle route.

Cissbury Ring – climb to the most historic hill on the South Downs, take in breath-taking views and uncover ancient secrets.

For more information, visit Discover Worthing.

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