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Worthing is situated on the West Sussex coast and is within a close distance of Brighton and Littlehampton. It evolved from a small fishing hamlet to become a flourishing seaside resort in the late 19th century, following the visit of Princess Amelia, youngest daughter of George III. This attractive seaside town boasts attractive Regency houses, a good beach with pier and a 4 mile promenade.

Visitor Attractions - Worthing Pier offers the usual seaside attractions such as amusement arcades. There's a theatre at the promenade end which hosts events including dinner dances and art/craft fairs. The Worthing Lido can also be found on the seafront and consists of gift and souvenir shops, a restaurant and a number of rides for young children. Weekends usually feature live entertainment.

Major visitor attractions include Worthing Museum and Art Gallery on Chapel Road. The museum houses one of the most extensive collections of costumes and toys in the country, including over 1000 dolls dating from the 18th century. Also exhibited are an impressive number of artifacts retrieved from local archeological digs, such as Roman pottery and Saxon Jewellery.

Nature lovers should visit Highdown Gardens on the Littlehampton Road. This one-time chalk pit was developed into over 8 acres of attractive gardens and features a selection of rare trees and plant species. They hold a Green Flag Award and have also been designated as a National Collection.

Food and drink - Casa Ciro Restaurant on Marine Parade serves a la carte Italian cuisine and is one of the better eateries in town. It offers a number of special deals and also caters for vegetarians. For British food with a contemporary twist, see the stylish, Biz Restaurant on Montague Place. Pleasingly set on the seafront near the pier, The Biz serves 'cooked to order' dishes in a relaxed environment.

Worthing features a range of good pubs. Real Ale lovers should visit the North Star which serves an ever-changing collection of cask ales - visitors are allowed to 'try before they buy' too. Also of note is the Charles Dickens on Heene Road. It offers a collection of guest ales, serves a full menu from lunch until late evening and also features a large garden area which is dog and family friendly.

Worthing Worthing Pier Whitstable seafront Highdown Gardens
Images of Worthing and its visitor attractions

Worthing Beach: Sand, shingle
Lifeguarded: No
Water grade: Basic Pass

Worthing cottages and self catering properties

Holiday LettingsHoliday Lettings - 6 Worthing cottages and self catering holiday properties to rent from Holiday Lettings, including bungalows, town centre apartments and sea-front holiday homes. Week long breaks are available for about £350 during low season and all of their cottage properties are situated close to the beach. Some are able to accommodate up to 6 people.

Cottages 4 YouCottages 4 You - 3 Worthing holiday cottages including a collection of thatched cottage properties and a good number of traditional, rural types of self catering accommodation including barn conversions, coach houses and even a converted milk parlour. An extensive collection of customer comments have been included and prices start at £300 per week.

Holiday RentalsHoliday Rentals - Despite their rather large range of West Sussex holiday properties, there's not a single cottage in Worthing. However, they do provide plenty of self catering properties in coastal locations such as Bosham, Bracklesham Bay and Bognor Regis. Prices start at £200 per week with user reviews included for a large number of their holiday properties.

Sykes CottagesSykes - Only 1 Worthing cottage property at present and 5 Sussex self catering holiday properties. Their rather small collection includes a timber framed tudor holiday cottage, a converted coach house and a first floor apartments. Seaside locations include Brighton. They also offer Hastings cottages. Prices start at the £180 mark for off-peak breaks.

HoseasonsHoseasons - Around 40 self catering properties and holiday cottages with 5 within ten miles of Worthing. They offer a balanced collection of rural, traditional properties such as farmhouse conversions as well modern apartments and holiday homes. Booking rates begin at £250 p/w for low season holiday breaks for coastal seaside locations like Eastbourne and Sandown.
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Worthing Visitor Attractions - Top 5

Highdown Gardens
Littlehampton Road, Worthing, West Sussex
BN12 6PG
Tel: 01903 501 054
Email: highdown.gardens@worthing.gov.uk
Website: http://www.highdowngardens.co.uk

Worthing Leisure
Shaftesbury Avenue, Goring By Sea, Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 4ET
Tel: 01903 502 237
Email: worthingleisure@worthing.gov.uk
Website: https://www.worthingleisure.co.uk

Worthing Lido
Marine Parade, Worthing, West Sussex,
BN11 3PX
Tel: 01903 215 491
Email: admin@theworthinglido.co.uk
Website: http://www.theworthinglido.co.uk

Worthing Museum and Art Gallery
Chapel Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1HP
Tel: 01903 221 447
Email: museum@worthing.gov.uk
: http://www.worthingmuseum.co.uk

Worthing Theatres
Marine Parade, Worthing, BN11 3PX
Tel: 01903 206 206
Email: theatres@worthing.gov.uk
Website: http://www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
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