What better way to spend your weekend than with good friends, good food and good activities?
If you like cycling, want to grab a breath of fresh air and leave the city behind, this is the perfect weekend escape for you.
Kicking off on Shoreham Beach, on day two you can hit the cycle route to Worthing where you can get involved with a whole host of watersports. Though if that’s not your cup of tea, there’s plenty of places to relax.
We’ve picked our top places to stay, eat and drink so you’re ready for a weekend of adventure.
Meet your mates (with bikes if you have them) at the train station and get a GroupSave ticket to Shoreham to make your travel even more affordable. Get on, play some cards, have a glass of wine and get ready for the fun to come.
From the train station, walk across to Shoreham Beach and then along to the Sussex Beach House, which you’ve wisely booked for the weekend. The Beach House sleeps 11 (so hopefully you’ve brought plenty of friends), sits right by the sea and is surprisingly affordable. If you don’t have bikes, you’ll need to hire them for your trip: M’s Cycles will do you proud.
So, get unpacked, get dressed and get ready for the evening to begin. Everyone will be grateful you booked a large table at Chambers Bistro: the seafood paella is incredible, the local Sussex cheese is to die for and the live Friday night jazz will make you feel at ease. Just try not to forget how many you’ve had – there’s a big day ahead tomorrow!
After breakfast, it’s time to get on the bikes and hit the cycle route to Worthing. Along the Worthing parade, you’ll find the Kite, Surf & SUP co. Here you can split up or stay together, depending on your mood, as there’s a choice of kitesurfing and stand-up paddlebarding.
If you discover a sport that’s the best thing since sliced-bread, you can keep going all day. Or, if you fancy some time out of the water, up until lunch is fine too. Speaking of lunch, head into the Café des Artistes. The food and coffee are both great, and they have the sea and pier views to match.
After a day in the water, cycle back to Shoreham. It’s Into the Blue on the seafront for dinner tonight, where fresh seafood is again likely to be the dish of the day. Order yourself a crisp sauvignon blanc, and start shelling those prawns.
Finally, enjoy a quick nightcap and a stroll along the front to round off your trip before bed. Friendship doesn’t get any better than this.