Why you should move to Worthing and what property costs in seaside town

Why move to Worthing? First off DON’T mention the B word for Brighton.

The Sussex coast has loads of other great places to set up home, we promise.

Also, you might save a few quid on the price of Brighton.

I’ve mentioned the B word too many times already!

Please accept my apology.

Where is Worthing?

Worthing is situated on the English Channel coast, approximately 10 miles (16 kilometers) west of the place we won’t name again.

It is part of West Sussex with a population of 110,000 across 13 neighbourhood areas and covering 12.5sq miles.

So why move to Worthing? 

Transport links are good.

The town is well-connected by road and rail.

It has not one, or two, but three train stations.

Worthing is served by the West Coastway Line, providing train services to London and other major cities. The A27 road runs nearby, offering access to the wider road network.

It is known for its Victorian and Edwardian architecture, beautiful seafront, and the picturesque South Downs National Park located nearby.

Also, a new Worthing eco hotel opens for business – ‘Revolutionizing the industry.’ A cool place to stay while you go house hunting.


The town is known for its long promenade, pier, and beaches, making it a popular destination for tourists.

Worthing has several cultural and entertainment venues, including theaters, museums, and art galleries. The Connaught Theatre and the Pavilion Theatre are notable cultural venues in the town.

Worthing was also named as the fifth happiest place to live in the South East in 2019.

Unlike Eastbourne, Worthing has shook off its association as a retirement town (not that there is anything wrong with elderly homeowners) and is now home to vibrant cocktail bars, upmarket restaurants and plenty of shops, all within walking distance from the railway station.

What you can get on a budget?

This one bedroom first floor apartment, in Apsley Mews, would set you back £150,000.

It is within walking distance of the high street shops, relaxed beachfront bars and restaurants and a seafront gym with indoor pools.

For more information see Right Move listing here.

What can you get mid-range?

For £325,000 you can get this two bedroom Ground Floor Flat.

It is ‘part of a stunning semi-detached period conversion,’ according to the property portal.

For more information see Right Move listing here.

What Luxury property could you buy?

This house is on Ambrose Place ‘a fine terrace of Grade II listed period homes set on the northern side of this pretty one-way street with gardens to the south side’.

Internally the house measures 3655 sqft of interiors with five bedrooms.

It looks delightful but it will hit for your pocket for a cool £1,550,000!

For more information see Right Move listing here.


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