The station is just a 15-minute walk to the seaside promenade. You can break up your walk by ducking in to the free Worthing Museum and Art Gallery to check out their extensive costume collection and local archaeological finds.
Worthing is also a wonderful jumping-off point for outdoor adventures. Rent a cycle and take off down the Sustrans Cycle route bound for Shoreham-by-Sea. Or hop in a taxi or bus for a short ride north into the heart of the South Downs National Park.
Things to do in Worthing
Explore the promenade
Stretching for five miles along one of the UK’s sunniest stretches of coastline, the promenade offers plenty to explore.
On the eastern end you’ll find the Splash Point Active Zone, where beach volleyball, mini-golf and watersports await.
Down on the pier end of the prom, you’ll find the 1920s Pavillion Theatre. Take in a musical, play or children’s show before returning to the promenade for a homemade ice cream and a stroll under the palm trees.
Feeling adventurous? Head to the western end of the promenade. There you’ll find a kitesurfing and windsurfing centre and you can discover for yourself what makes Worthing the UK’s kitesurfing capital.
Stroll the shops
Near the pier – and a 15 minute walk from Worthing station – are the pedestrianised shopping streets.
Warwick Street has a continental feel, with many beautiful boutiques, specialist shops and tempting side streets detours. It’s also one of your best bets for finding a bite to eat. Stop into a tea room, enjoy fresh Italian cooking or sample the local catch of the day.
A trip to Lancing
Lancing college chapel
Hop on a Southern train and go to Lancing, just two stations away from Worthing, in the direction of Brighton. Visit the stunning neo-gothic Lancing College chapel, which is the largest school chapel in the world.
Although the foundation stone was laid in 1868, the west end of the chapel remains unfinished to this day. The chapel is open to visitors on most days, so that everyone can enjoy the beauty of this chapel.
Lancing Beach is a great destination for families. If the water happens to be too cold for a swim, you can head to a Lancing Beach Green, that has a children's play area and a BMX and skate park just behind the beach. Kite surfers are a commons sight on a windy day, and in case it starts to rain, you can head to the beachside café for some fish & chips.