Worthing Pier was designed by Sir Robert Rawlinson and opened in 1862. It is a grade II listed and has been named Pier of the Year in both 2006 and 2019.
The Pavilion theatre is located on the landward end of the pier, there is an arcade in the middle of the pier and then the sea end is home to the Southern Pavilion, which is currently under refurbishment and will be turned into another Perch location.
As well as a beautiful pier, Worthing has a great beach, with a 5 mile long promenade (as the pebbles can be quite hard to walk on!).
Whilst dogs are allowed on the promenade, they are not allowed on the main beach at Worthing between 1st May and 30th September. We personally prefer parking in Goring-by-Sea, to the West of Worthing, where you can usually find a space along Marine Drive. From here you can then walk West along the seafront until you reach the Bluebird Café, which makes the perfect stop for refreshments and is dog-friendly!
Dogs are allowed on the beaches here all year round and the beach is a bit sandier.
If you fancy getting a bit of exercise in, why not cycle to Brighton? There is a cycle route running from Worthing to Brighton that is about 11-12 miles and will take about 1 hour, or 2 hours there and back.
If you don’t own a bike, you can hire a Donkey Bike which can be picked up from one of the hub locations located around Worthing, which include Worthing Pier, Worthing Lido and from the Premier Inn. All you need to do is download the app to register and book your bike.
The High Salvington Windmill is Grade II listed and dates back to approximately 1776, With the help of volunteers, it has been restored back to working order. It is located just north of Worthing, in Findon Valley, just off the A24.
If you don’t fancy cycling the full distance to Brighton, why not cycle to Perch on Lancing beach. There is a clearly marked cycle path which makes it an easy route to cycle, and is off road.
Perch is modern café/restaurant which serves up some great brunch and lunch options and offers a great view over Lancing beach while you eat!
Cissbury Ring is located on the South Downs, just north of Worthing. It is owned by the National Trust and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Cissbury Ring is well known for being the largest hill fort in Sussex, and the second largest in the country, and it offers up some spectacular views over the county.
An array of butterflies can often be found at Cissbury Ring, including chalkhill blues, marbled whites and Adonnis.
The best place to park is at the Storrington Rise car park, which is located just off the A24 and is free and open 24 hours a day. This car park is approximately a 20 minute walk from Cissbury Ring.
Roundstone ‘PYO’ farm is the perfect day out for families where you can pick a wide range of fruit and vegetables. There is a tractor-train that takes you where you need to go around the farm.
Check their available crops online before your visit so you know what you can expect to pick!
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