A Stroll Around West Worthing
Close to our Heene Road office is West Worthing, mainly a residential area but with some lovely property and facilities for the community.
The area itself is somewhat undefined but it is generally thought that West Worthing is between Heene Road to the East and Sea Place to the West with the railway line being the Northern boundary. And the railway is really what puts the area on the map with West Worthing station (and the infamous crossing) in Tarring Road which makes the area popular with commuters.
Central to the area is Grand Avenue, a wide and impressive road lined with a great variety of mature trees. In years gone by the road was home to some of the largest homes in Worthing mostly built from the 1920’s onward but many have now been lost to developers replacing them with luxurious apartments. On the corner with Bath Road is Black Nest Hall, an early 18th Century property that was dismantled, moved and rebuilt in the 1920’s. Almost opposite is Dolphin Lodge, and impressive Art Deco building originally intended as a hotel and now converted into flats.
A short walk West brings you to Marine Gardens, a beautiful old fashioned park with bowling greens, a sunken pond and putting green. A busy café makes it a great spot to have a coffee and relax outside on the veranda.
In West Worthing you are never far from the sea and The Waterwise Park is a popular play area for children right on the beach itself.
To the north, Goring Road has the usual selection familiar on most High Streets – Tesco, Coop, Costa etc – but there are an increasing number of independents too including a thriving micro-pub, The Georgi Finn and The Sussex Produce Company that will tempt you with high quality food and drinks.
And if you overdo it Worthing Leisure Centre isn’t far away with a running track, 3G football pitches, gym and racquet courts.
Heene Road itself has become increasingly popular in recent years with a good selection of shops at the Southern end especially. Close to Rowlands Rd you’ll find bakeries, small supermarkets and the excellent Istanbul Café. From here it is a pleasant ten minute walk into the town centre.
The variety of property in West Worthing is staggering with just about anything a buyer could ask for from studio flats to large family houses and everything in between. Being such a convenient area means prices are a little higher than other areas of town but demand has always been high here, after all just look how many estate agents you see dotted around.
So you see, there’s a lot more to West Worthing than the crossing!