The Beach Guide

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 most of the beach all year round with the exception of the beach area between the two boat ramps to the east end of the beach. In that area dogs are not permitted from 1st May until the end of September.

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


  • Beach hut hire

Nearest town



BN12 4QW

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TQ 1148 0182

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