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A Weekend by the Sea

Freya Wilding

Freya Wilding

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Once the hotbed of smuggling in the 19th century, Worthing today is a quirky seaside town.

Whether it’s on land or water, the town is swimming with traditional seaside attractions. The open promenade and famous pier make for a fun, natural playground for the whole family to  enjoy, attracting visitors from near and far for coastal walks, cycle rides and adventure activities. The coast is lined with notable landmarks such as the enchanting Splash Point, a relaxing public space with calming water features, and The Waterwise Garden a sustainable landscape campaigning for water conservation as the climate changes.

The town boasts a creative mix of traditional and contemporary which elevates its cultural scene. As well as vibrant programme of community events, it’s home to The Dome Cinema the oldest working cinema in the UK, a fantastic programme of indoor and open-air performances by the Summer of Circus and beach huts transformed into independent art studios. Along Rowlands Road you can uncover vintage finds, second hand books and antiques, and on Warwick Street immerse in free exhibitions by local artists at the Colonnade House Gallery.

Perfectly located at the foot of the South Downs and just 10 miles west of Brighton, Worthing makes a great base to explore wider Sussex. Away from the excitement of town, the breath-taking panoramic views of the coast and countryside can be admired from Cissbury Ring, a National Trust protected Iron Age hill-fort. In the warmer months, it’s a fabulous spot to take a break, from walking and watching the Downland butterflies flutter around the wild flowers – look out for the rare Chalkland Blue.

Don’t miss Worthing Children’s Parade - 15th June 2019

Worthing’s spring and summer calendar is bursting with fun-for-the-family events. The annual Children’s Parade is a highlight of the season where the community come together to celebrate a day of music, dance and creative arts.

The project organises workshops and art activities in schools throughout the year based on popular children’s books, allowing the schools to encourage cross-curricular links with the arts and literacy. It ends in a colourful carnival parade in June with audiences gathering along the road to wonder at the showstopping costumes and imaginative creations the children and teachers have made.

This year, children have been inspired by the exciting and fantastical characters from books by children’s author and comedian David Walliams. The town library and local art galleries are actively involved, with a programme of events from book readings, to private views to art workshops.

Worthing is home to two new beachside developments, Triton House and Neptune House.

Set in the large seaside town of Worthing at the foot of the South Downs, both Triton and Neptune House are perfectly located just a stone’s throw from the seafront with local amenities close by.

Neptune House has 59 one and two bedroom apartments boasting beautiful interiors, plenty of storage and fitted kitchens. Many with their own balconies looking out onto the sunny seaside  town, there’s also two community lounges and a charming courtyard  garden to enjoy with your neighbours. The onsite bistro and salon adds a touch of luxury to everyday life to enjoy as and when you please.

The neighbouring development Triton House is small with just 33 apartments. As well as its own communal lounge, homeowners enjoy full access to the communal lounge, bistro and salon at the Neptune development, where they can meet and socialise with friends.

With excellent transport links to Brighton and London, and as a bustling town itself, Worthing is a lively and vibrant place to live.

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