About Us

Worthing is a large seaside resort located in West Sussex

 Location & Transport

  • London – 1 ½ hours by train
  • Brighton (East) 30 mins by car/ 1hr by pubic transport
  • Chichester (West) 45 mins by car/ 1hr 10 mins by public transport
  • West Wittering beach (West) 1hr 5 mins by car/ 1hr 40 mins by public transport
  • Portsmouth (West) 1hr 15 mins by car/ 1hr 30 mins by public transport with ferry links across the Isle of Wright.

Worthing Pier

Worthing pier has attracted generations of holidaymakers and Worthing residents dating back to the early 1800’s. It was the 13thpier to be built in England. It was opened for the first time in 1862 and was a success from the start. In 1889 the pavilion was erected at the southern end of the pier - Since then the pier has changed many a time.  In Easter 1913, 80 mph winds and huge waves battered the pier and the decking was washed away.   The stranded pavilion was then nicknamed ‘Easter Island’. The pier was repaired and reopened again in 1914 but in 1933 disaster struck again and a fire destroyed the south pavilion. It took 2 years to repair and then in 1937 the central amusement pavilion and the windshield that runs along the middle of the pier were added. When war broke out 1939 the south coast became a fortress against possible invasion and in 1940 a 120ft hole was blown into the piers decking to hinder any enemy attack.  Troops used the pier as a recreation centre in 1942 when fears of an invasion lessened but years of war damage, military occupation, general neglect and of course the 120ft hole meant that the pier needed investment from the Government to be repaired and refurbished once more.

Today, the pier still continues to bring enjoyment to visitors and residents and remains a fine example of its kind.

Heading East

A short stroll from the pier along Marine Parade (East) will take you past an array of various beachfront restaurants & cafes such as The Cow Shed & The Beach House… perfect spots for a bite to eat whilst watching the world go by.  On from here is Splash Point - a notable landmark on Worthing’s promenade. With its grove of tamarisk trees, engraved slate boulders, imaginative seating and water feature, it is enchanting by day or night.  At Splashpoint you'll also find The Crabshack restaurant - rated in 2019 as 1 of the top 10 beach restaurants in Europe!

Continuing East is the newly refurbished Coast Café with it’s outside terrace overlooking the sea and a patio area at the rear with a volleyball court and Gull Island Beach playground. From breakfast till sundown Coast is one of Worthing’s most popular beach cafes.  The East Beach Artist studios are situated just next door to coast. Here you can peruse unique arts and crafts from jewellery to bespoke lamps – just take a look! The Children’s Splash pad at the Gap is a FREE wet-play outdoor facility with water jets - Little ones will be entertained for hours!

100 yards along from the splash pad you’ll find us at K66 paddle boarding and kayaking.  If you want to try something new, have fun, chill out and your aged 8+ then come and see us! We offer SUP lessons (booked in advance) and taster sessions for those who’ve never paddle boarded before and SUP/ Kayak hire for those who know what they’re doing. Prices start from £15 (wetsuits/boots/safety vests included in price) and we also have changing/shower room facilities. Your spectators can watch from a deckchair with an ice cream if they’d prefer.  Splashpoint Leisure Centre is located directly behind us with its state of the art gym and health suite overlooking the sea, 3 pools and a cafe.

Heading West

There’s family fun for everyone at The Worthing Lido with various amusements both indoor and out. These include a number of great value outdoor children’s rides from teacups to trampolines. Inside The Lido Amusements there are various classic and modern arcade games. The location of The Lido allows for sea views with The Lido Café offering a selection of hot and cold drinks and light snacks.

The outdoor seaside-themed Waterwise Playground is located along the promenade approximately 20-30 minutes walk from the Pier (a great way to burn off some extra energy with the bikes and scooters!) Here you'll also find the Waterwise Garden.  It highlights the need for water conservation as the climate changes. Created with plants that are best suited to the reduced rainfall experienced in the South East of the country.  Intermingled with drift-wood sculptures it provides a restful environment to sit and look out to sea and along to the Pier.

If your feeling adventurous 20 minutes along from here is Sea Lane Cafe.  With beachside views, its a perfect destination for something to eat/drink either outside on the patio or inside. On much windier days Sea Lane is a Mecca for Wind & Kitesurfing enthusiasts!

Imported from Copenhagen these bright orange, super comfy, easy to ride bikes can be hired 24/7 to get you around Worthing. The Donkey Bike system makes bike hire simple and quick for all.