Goring Beach (Goring By Sea)

The beach at Goring-by-Sea your classic West Sussex beach; a long stretch of pebbles and shingle separated by wooden groynes mark the high tide mark. Beyond this is an expanse of flat sand.

To the rear of the beach is a large grassy area which is separated from the beach by a narrow paved area that runs from the Sea Lane Cafe to Worthing. Much of this path is lined with traditional wooden beach huts.

Unlike some of its south coast neighbours Goring has avoided many of the tackier seaside town developments. Instead of amusement arcades you are more likely to find fishing boats pulled up on Goring beach.

The backdrop is the small town of Goring, with the part directly behind the beach having very much a suburban feel. It’s a short walk into the town centre where you will find shops, cafes and a train station.

Also known as:

Goring By Sea

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed on parts of the beach all of the beach for much of the year. However, from 1st May to 30th September they are only allowed between the two groynes near the Sea Lane cafe.

West Sussex dog friendly beaches »


  • Jet-skiing
  • Kite surfing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Wind surfing


  • Beach hut hire

Nearest town



BN12 4QW

OS grid ref.

TQ 1148 0182


Limited road-side parking

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Goring Beach Reviews

Simon Coster
May 18th 2022

I thought the beach was nice. I saw no dog poo at all.

Aug 27th 2021

Very unclean and unpleasant beach with little facilities. Stenches of dog faeces, litter. Don’t waste your time here - go somewhere cleaner and more enjoyable.

Our dogs loved it!

Nicola Thomas
Nov 28th 2020

Lovely beach and great for letting the dogs have a good run.

Room for all

Oct 23rd 2020

A spacious beach with room for all activities. Yes it gets busy at peak times but so does everywhere else. Great cafe at Sea Lane but otherwise unspoilt.

Too many irresponsible dog owners

Jun 01st 2020

Too many dogs (not on leads) with irresponsible owners letting them run around young children.

What did we get wrong?