Welcome to Worthing, a charming town located on the south coast of England, in the county of West Sussex. This seaside town is the largest in its county and has lots to offer in the way of shopping, dining and entertainment whilst still retaining its classic seaside town charm. Worthing has five miles of palm tree lined promenade which has been through a period of regeneration and the superb art deco pier which offers amusements and seaside cafés to relax and enjoy the view.
Worthing is home to several outstanding schools, both primary and secondary. Our Lady of Sion School is a notable co-educational Independent School for children at nursery age all the way to sixth form. If you're looking for a state school, one of the top primary schools in the area is Thomas a Becket, which has consistently received high ratings from Ofsted and is a popular choice for parents. For secondary education, you have many great schools to choose from including Davison School for girls, St Andrew’s school for boys and Bohunt school to name just a few.
For your older children, Worthing College has been rated as Outstanding by Ofsted and prides itself on being a ‘friendly place with a strong sense of purpose, where teaching, learning and student success are second to none.’
Worthing has excellent transport links to other parts of West Sussex and beyond. The town is served by three railway stations, Worthing, West Worthing and East Worthing, which offer regular train services to London in just an hour and a half or Brighton in under 30 minutes as well as other destinations along the south coast. Worthing is also well-connected by road, with easy access to the A27 and A24.
Things to do
Worthing is a great place to enjoy the great outdoors. The town boasts several beautiful parks, such as Beach House Park, offering a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the town centre. If it’s adrenaline that you want, there is a massive range of watersports available but if you prefer a more sedate activity, you can explore the surrounding towns and countryside on foot or by bike. Worthing’s three theatres and the Dome cinema offer a wide selection of entertainment to suit everyone and the award-winning Splashpoint pool complex offers lots of fun for the whole family.
Worthing has a rich history and several interesting landmarks to explore. The town's pier is a must-visit attraction, offering stunning views of the sea and the town. The Grade I listed, Gothic-style, Worthing Dome is another iconic feature of the town, hosting cinema screenings, live performances, and other events. Another must-visit sight is the St. Mary of the Angels church, which has a stunning interior and is one of the most striking buildings in the town.
Shops & Restaurants
Worthing is a great place to shop, with a wide range of independent boutiques and well-known high street retailers. The food scene in Worthing is a big deal. Masterchef winner Kenny Tutt has opened an outstanding and popular restaurant in the town centre, Pitch. Serving a contemporary mix of modern and classic British food, wines and cocktails as well as offering local people the chance to learn from the ‘master’ himself through his cookery school.