East Pier Beach (Worthing)

East Pier Beach (Worthing) - West Sussex
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This beach, located on the eastern side of Worthing Pier, is part of a five-mile stretch of shingle, interspersed with groynes, which slopes gently into the sea.  At low tide an expanse of sand is exposed. 

Worthing’s beach is used for fishing, bathing, sailing and windsurfing.  Nearby Worthing Pier, which dominates the seascape, was built in 1862 and features a theatre, an amusement arcade and recently renovated tea rooms. 

Worthing Lido Entertainment Centre is nearby, on the western side of the pier.  Splashpoint Leisure Centre, behind the beach offers somewhere to swim during inclement weather.

Worthing town centre is just a short walk away and has some large shops and a choice of places to eat and drink.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs restricted. Dog bins provided.

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  • Good fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Wind surfing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • First aid point
  • Lost child centre
  • Town centre nearby
  • Shop
  • Pub nearby
  • Slipway
  • Pier

Nearest town



BN11 3PX

OS grid ref.

TQ 1529 0241


Parking available. Charges apply

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