Worthing is a town sandwiched between the Downs and the sea and between the railway station and the beach you can find almost every amenity you could want, the library, the concert hall, the museum, the theatre and the Post Office.
The main thoroughfare into town is bordered with hanging baskets of flowers and leads to the front. Then, nearer the sea, are department stores, specialist shops, banks and restaurants.
To the east are parks, the hospital, the Dome Cinema and the swimming pool. There is a long promenade and the famous pier with its entertainment centre, the Pavilion.
There is a street market on Wednesdays and fairs and festivals throughout the year.
There are clubs and societies for every activity you could envisage – folk singing, poetry writing, computing, painting and exercising being just a few.
Worthing has a Leisure Centre that encourages all forms of sport, a bowling green, football, tennis, rugby, cricket, basketball and sailing clubs.
There is fishing from the beach and out at sea and walking on the South Downs Way.
There are pubs and restaurants catering for all tastes including great fish and chip shops and a friendly (and reasonable) Wimpy.
Public transport may be sparse in the evenings but it is compact and flat enough for most people to walk around.
As for holiday makers, apart from the pebbles on the beach, it is the kind of place where there is something for all generations from young children to grandparents.
I wish the council well in their efforts to promote the town, especially if they keep the slogan ‘Sunny Worthing’.
Julie C Round
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