Worthing Tourist Information



A classic West Sussex seaside resort, Worthing is home to a selection of seaside heritage jewels including the stunning old Edwardian Kursaal, today the famous Dome Cinema, and the enchanting 1930s Worthing Pier with mini amusements and Art Deco pier clock. Take in a variety show at the Edwardian Worthing Pavilion theatre situated at the pier entrance and find family fun at the breathtaking 1950s promenade Lido, today a family entertainment centre.  

If you’re a lover of vintage seaside holidays, Worthing is the perfect choice offering a charming shopping town centre, an acclaimed theatre and a long, beautiful promenade and seafront gardens, plus some of Brighton’s Regency Georgian overflow pushed down as far as Worthing, with Regency architectural gems in the town including Liverpool Terrace and Park Crescent built. Discover an outstanding choice of fine restaurants and chic alfresco bars in Worthing town centre and lining the seafront and take in a top show in the Art Deco fronted Connaught Theatre or a musical performance in the acoustically outstanding Worthing Assembly Hall.

This Sussex seaside resort is famed for its world class outdoor bowls facilities located in the town’s pretty parks including Marine Gardens and Beach House Park, with other beautiful Worthing seafront parks like the 1920s Denton Gardens featuring a beautiful sunken garden, cafe and a raised terrace. Choose from a selection of stylish Worthing B&B guest houses within easy walking distance of the town centre and beach or opt for one of the resort’s beautiful heritage hotels lining central green squares like Steyne Gardens and the long seafront promenade.

A plentiful choice of seaside apartments are also available in Worthing together with luxury country manor house hotels on the outskirts towards the Downs.  Visit Worthing during the hilarious Worthing Birdman event annually in mid-August which sees hundreds of competitors in birdman attire flying (or not) off the end of Worthing Pier.

You’re in a great seafront location here for touring the South East, with fast rail links from Worthing available to both Brighton and London. Oscar Wilde thought Worthing a ‘charming town’, so much so he stayed and wrote much of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ here in 1894. Book Worthing accommodation online or direct with Iknow.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.