Worthing Beach

Worthing Beach - West Sussex
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Worthing is a vibrant seaside town with plenty of shops and no shortage of places to eat and drink. The Dome cinema by the seafront is one of the oldest working cinemas in the country, having been running since 1911. The Worthing Festival is held during the last two weeks of July each year. It includes a fairground along the town’s promenade.

The gently sloping beach at Worthing is sand and shingle, with most of the sandier parts being covered as the tide moves in. This means low tide is definitely the time to visit with kids as there are also some rock pools uncovered. Popular activities on the beach include fishing, windsurfing and swimming, although there is no lifeguard service. There is zoning for water sports.

Worthing Pier is found along the beach. It was originally built in 1862. Today, there is a café on the pier. The Pavilion Theatre sits at the end, and is a Grade II Listed Building.

There is some pay-for parking along Marine Parade with direct access to the beach. There is also a large multi- storey car park, adjacent to the beach. Further parking can be found around the town. Worthing and West Worthing train stations are both about one mile from the beach. There are busses directly to the beach.

Type of beach

Sand & shingle

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Between 1st May and 30th September dogs are excluded between Heene Road and Splash Point in Worthing

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


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

Nearest town



BN11 3NT

OS grid ref.

TQ 1465 0222


Parking is available. a fee applies. Disabled parking available

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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