coastal worthing

Go West! This varied route follows the coastal National Cycle route 2 to the seaside town of Worthing. On route see Shoreham Harbour, Shoreham Village and the unique Widewater lagoon nature reserve on Shoreham Beach before reaching Worthing.

If only want to travel one way then hop on the train at Worthing Station to take you directly back to Hove Station.


Route: Hove station to Worthing seafront
Distance: 10.8 miles (17.3 km) one way and 21.6 miles return
Terrain: Mainly tarmac
Gradient: Flat (gentle hill back to Hove Station)
Time to allow for cycling: 2-4 hours

Dominated by the famous pebble beach and the architectural beauty of Regency squares and crescents, Hove seafront is a relaxed, friendly and diverse place to eat, shop and play.

Hove Lawns is like a large sea front garden. The lawns attract visitors all year round to enjoy the beautiful views and relative peace and quiet compared to the beach.

Shoreham is a thriving commercial Port on the South Coast of England. The premier Sussex port and the largest port between Dover and Portsmouth.

The port handles a wide range of commodities including steel, timber and grains as well as catering for fishing and leisure users.

Shoreham-by-Sea, is a historic town with a centre which reflects the architecture of its fishing history. There are old cottages, houses and some beautiful churches. Yet the town is vibrant and there are some stunning new developments along its riverside and harbour front. It is a unique area with the natural features of its tidal river, an active harbour and commercial port.

Shoreham Beach, with its vegetated shingle, is an internationally rare habitat that contains such plants as Yellow Horned Poppy, Sea Kale and Curled Dock. These plants encourage a wealth of wildlife to the beach. This is why the area has been designated a Local Nature Reserve.

Widerwater Lagoon coastal nature reserve is situated on Lancing seafront, between Beach Green and Shoreham Beach. As seasons change throughout the year, you will discover a rich diversity of birds that rest, migrate and reside here. All around the banks of this saline lagoon, you can enjoy the colourful plants and flowers that thrive in shingle and coastal grassland.

Worthing is the largest town in West Sussex, and a thriving shopping, dining, entertainment and business centre. A delight for visitors and residents alike who benefit from its fabulous location nestled between an award winning beach and coast and the glorious South Downs National Park.

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