A walk around East Worthing

To many East Worthing is that bit of the seafront road on the way to Brighton, or a quick visit to a DIY superstore. But take a closer look to find some beautiful property and some great amenities.

Firstly ignore the now derelict Aquarena, which one day may be some swish new flats, and focus instead on Splash Point, the Aquarena’s successor, a beautifully designed swimming centre with gym. Just to the west of it is Beach House, an imposing Regency beachside villa built in 1820. In front you’ll find a large public green and on the beach itself, unique items for sale in Worthing’s very own Artists Quarter.

From here head North to Farncombe Road, to see Worthing’s last remaining cast iron arc light. In 1901, 110 were installed; only one survives. It was saved from demolition in 1975 and believe it or not, is Grade II listed.

It’s a beautiful road, with large Victorian villas, many of which are now flats and offices.

Take a right in to Church Walk and you’ll continue to see some great examples of turn of century housing as well as the odd more modern property mixed in. Navarino Road, Windsor Road and Selden Road which all lead back to the coast again have some very pretty homes, many painted to highlight the original features.

Follow the coast road back towards Worthing and step back in time with a walk through Beach House Gardens with lawns, tennis courts and bowling greens.

Flats with sea views and large family houses – the area is well worth a look for your new home.