I stand wind blown on the now deserted promenade, which a few weeks ago thronged with visitors. Worthing and October go together with gales and rain.During these gales at high tide the sea regularly tips over onto the roads along the coast, and whips up the pebbles and the boats and tosses them like a baby in a paddy. The sea has been known to flood the town centre in the past as well as homes and gardens. But that is now. Reflect back a few weeks when we all basked in the glorious sunshine. The pier was covered in occupied deck chairs with the day trippers. Ice cream was the must of the day. The paddling pool was ear splitting with the excited screams of the youngsters, and the sandy beach (only when the tide goes out) was littered with sand-castles. What a delight. The town centre, which sprawls over a large area is mostly pedestrianised and has a vast array of wonderful goodies for the crowds of holiday makers to take home as soveneirs. Fed up with the crowds and the sea? A 10 minute bus ride, and you are way out in the country, maybe walking the South Down Way which extends the length of the South downs. Here sheep and cows graze quietly, and you can hear the bird-song. How about a cruise on the river? oh yes, we have 2 of them. The Adur and the Arun. We also have several castles, some windmills, a cathedral, a wildlife reserve, and much much more. Back to the town centre again for lunch, it's got to be fish and chips with locally caught fish mmmmmm. But there are endless resuarants and food outlets, pubs and cafes. And for the evening, we have night clubs, bingo halls, a cinema, 2 theatres, snooker halls and many arcades. All in all Worthing has something for everyone, young or old, and with its setting between the sea and the downs and its wonderful history, whether you come for just a day, or a week you cannot help but enjoy yourself and long to return.
Allthough I was born in Ayrshire(Scotland) i was partially raised in Worthing. Most people think of places like Worthing, Chichester and Arundel as boring places to visit, but these people don't know what they are talking about. I was very young when i lived near Worthing, to be eaxact I stayed in Littlehampton, but there is so much to do and i have a clear memory of the place, because i was down visiting family there for the past two weeks. In worthing there are lots of shops. In fact, the place is full of shops so if you enjoy shopping then this is THE place for you. But apart from shops, what makes Worthing unique. The unique thing I have found about Worthing is the variety of things to do, there is something for everybody. For people of all ages, there is the beach, unfortunately it is not a sandy beach but the sea looks beautiful when the sun shines on it. For the younger members of the family, there is an arcade, full of the latest games and it is a great way for the youngsters to enjoy the day. For sporting enthusiasts, there is a Pitch and Putt course which is surprisingly difficult to play on, there is also go-karting, allthough i don't know what this is like. Of course, you could also try your hand at snooker or darts and many of the other sports available to play in Worthing. At night, there are many nightclubs for people to go to, and these are what i enjoyed most of all in my stay in the last couple of weeks. Everyone was friendly and no-one was in the least bit confrontational. Well, this is everything that Worthing has to offer, and if you can put up with the Brittish weather, then this might be the place for you to visit.