Lancing is the renowned as the largest village in England with a population of over 19,000. Situated between Worthing and Shoreham by Sea, the South Downs and the sea, it is an ideal location with excellent travel links by car and train. The beautiful shingle and sandy beach forms part of the 10 mile stretch of coastline where you can take advantage of the wide range of water sports on offer.
Lancing also has high quality schooling available with four primary/middle schools and a local senior school academy as well as a number of other secondary schools in the surrounding area. The Sir Robert Woodard Academy is a popular choice for parents, offering a range of subjects and opportunities for extracurricular activities. Other great schools in Lancing include North Lancing Primary & Seaside Primary School.
Lancing is well-connected to the rest of the UK, with easy access to major road networks and public transportation. The A27 and A259 run through Lancing, providing quick access to neighbouring towns and cities. Lancing train station also provides regular direct services to London, Brighton, and access to other major cities.
Things to do
Lancing offers plenty of activities for people of all ages. The village is home to a number of parks and green spaces, including the Beach Green, Lancing Manor Park with it’s Leisure Centre, and Widewater Lagoon Nature Reserve.
For those interested in sports, Lancing has a number of facilities, including water sports on the beachfront which is now widely recognised as the kite surfing capital of the south and a football club. There are also a variety of clubs and societies in the area, including the Lancing and Sompting Lions Club, the Lancing Art Club, and the Lancing Camera Club. Brighton & Hove Albion also have their state of the art training facility within Lancing.
Brooklands Park is located at the seafront border with Worthing and is a large regenerated open space perfect for dog walkers and nature enthusiasts, around an eight acre wildlife sanctuary and together with a café.
Lancing has a rich history that can be explored through its many historical sites and landmarks. One of the most popular sights in the area is the 13th-century Lancing College Chapel, which boasts impressive stained-glass windows and stunning architecture. Other notable landmarks include the Lancing Ring and the Shoreham Fort.
Lancing Beach Green is a vast public area that has direct access to the beach and which hosts a number of events throughout the year and is a great spot to watch the local kite surfers. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, you can head over to popular the Perch restaurant on Lancing Beach where you can enjoy a delicious meal or a coffee and cake whilst enjoying the magnificent panoramic sea views.
Shopping & Restaurants
Lancing has a main high street with a wide variety of shops for all your needs, offering popular high street names as well as local independent retailers. There are two supermarkets within the village centre, a library, doctor’s surgeries, health centre and a number of cafes and sandwich bars where you can enjoy a great selection of fresh food and snacks.