Worthing - which takes its name from the old English for ‘place of worth’ – is a vibrant seaside town with a long palm-tree lined promenade and all kind of watersports going on.
According to the local sporting community, it’s the sea breeze that blows in from the south west most afternoons (‘The Worthing Effect’) that make this the idea place for kite surfing, kayaking, sailing and more. There are even more land-based activities on offer in the South Downs National Park, including walking, horse riding and cycling, with the famous Sustrans Cycle Route leading all the way from Worthing to Shoreham-on-Sea.
There is some excellent shopping on offer in the town centre and a choice of cosmopolitan cafés and restaurants serving fresh food including fish that has been caught earlier the same day. If you’re on holiday with children you’ll find plenty to keep them amused, such as the pony rides and miniature railway at Brooklands Pleasure Park and the Splashpoint swimming centre overlooking the sea at the eastern edge of the prom. If you would like to take things a bit easier you could watch artists at work in their beach hut studios or explore the collection of costumes and other artefacts at the Worthing Museum and Art Gallery.