6 Reasons Why We Think Worthing Is Great - Are Any of Yours Here?
Worthing: It’s not perfect but whilst we were enjoying the scorching weather last weekend (so unusual but welcome for early September) it occurred to us just what a brilliant place Worthing is to live in.
But ask a hundred residents what they like best and you’ll probably get a hundred different answers. But here’s our top list, what do you think?
- Goring Greensward. Becoming more popular year on year the huge expanse of grass between Sea Lane and Aldsworth Avenue is enjoyed year round by dog walkers but in the summer months you’ll find hundreds enjoying the sun with a picnic, barbeque, game of football or on bikes. Sheltered from the sea breeze it’s a warm spot ideal for large family gatherings when the back garden just isn’t big enough.
- Splash Point. Ever improving after the Aquarena redevelopment, Splash Point is now home to a popular swimming/fitness complex but also some of Worthing’s most relaxed nightlife. Try a great meal at Crabshack before you check out the bohemian vibe at Coast, the only café bar with seating on the stones, you couldn’t be nearer to, well, the Coast. A minutes walk gets you to The Egremont in Brighton Road, one of the towns liveliest traditional pubs.
- Cissbury Ring. Keep your eyes peeled for flint arrowheads as you make your way up to the Iron Age Hill Fort, Cissbury Ring, Findon. It’s a fantastic way to look down on the town with views from Brighton to The Isle of Wight.
- Ambrose Place. See the best preserved example of Worthing’s Georgian heritage right in the middle of town. The beautifully maintained homes date from the early 1800’s and are unusual in that the front gardens are situated across the road. Gardens open annually to the public as part of the National Gardens Scheme.
- Steyne Gardens. An ice rink in winter, a scaled down London Eye, classic car shows, live bands, Steyne Gardens is home to some of Worthing’s most high profile events in the heart of town.
- The Dome. Our very own Edwardian cinema right on the seafront. Showing all the latest movies but with the olde worlde - and can we say, endearingly faded - charm of a bygone era. Where else might you watch the latest Hollywood Superhero offering in a Grade II* building?
What’s your favourite thing about Worthing? We’d love to hear from you!