Move to Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex

Nestled within the borough of Worthing in West Sussex and just two miles from its town centre, Goring-by-Sea is a picturesque former village steeped in history and charm. Known for its scenic beaches, historic sites, and modern amenities, it offers a perfect blend of the past and present, making it an ideal destination for both residents and visitors.

History of Goring-by-Sea

The name Goring is believed to mean 'people of the wedge-shaped land,' with the first community established during Anglo-Saxon times. Historically a farming and fishing village, Goring-by-Sea was renowned for its mackerel and herring catches. A discovery of an oyster bed off Worthing's coast in 1823 briefly changed the village's focus. This boom, however, was short-lived; 50 million oysters were harvested in the first year alone, and within ten years, overfishing had depleted the bed. Despite this setback, the village has maintained it's relationship with the sea, and the fishermen continue their traditional activities, exploiting the sea's riches.