Worthing is a large seaside town with Borough status in England and Wales in West Sussex, within the historic County of Sussex, forming part of the Brighton/Worthing/Littlehampton conurbation. It is situated at the foot of the South Downs, west of Brighton, and  east of the county town of Chichester. The borough covers an area of  and has an estimated population of 102,100.
The area around Worthing has been populated for at least 6,000 years and contains Britain's greatest concentration of Stone Age flint mines, which are some of the earliest mines in Europe. Lying within the borough, the Iron Age hill fort of Cissbury Ring is one of Britain's largest.  Worthing was a small mackerel fishing hamlet until in the late 18th century it developed into an elegant Georgian era seaside resort and attracted the well-known and wealthy of the day. In the 19th and 20th centuries the area was one of Britain's chief market gardening centres.
Modern Worthing has a large service industry, particularly in financial services. It has three theatres and one of Britain's oldest cinemas. Writers Oscar Wilde and Harold Pinter lived and worked in the town.

Why visit?

  • Worthing is home to some of the most stunning beaches in the UK. From the iconic Worthing Pier to the picturesque Goring-by-Sea, there are plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy the sun, sand and sea.
  • Worthing is steeped in history, with many historic sites and attractions to explore. From the ruins of Bramber Castle to the ancient Highdown Hill, there is plenty to discover.
  • Worthing is surrounded by stunning countryside, with plenty of opportunities to explore the great outdoors. From the South Downs National Park to the South Downs Way, there are plenty of places to enjoy a walk or cycle.