Well, its just not true! Goring by Sea is not boring, it’s a lovely little town on the south coast, not far from Brighton and Hove. It hosts a lot of little unique things and places to go.
The cafes are excellent and, if you are a walker, like me, you’ll love this area. Beautiful coast line and beach cafes to tempt you out of any wind.
It seems that this beach is a surf sailing mecca – they have tournaments and, on the 1st day of the year, they were out in all gales and weather doing their stuff. It was great to watch, even if I did get soaked!
It sits between Worthing and Littlehampton, which are also nice day or afternoon trips in their own right, or it’s a nice place to be, if you want to check out these other townships.
Unique to Goring is the only copy of the Sistine Chapel outside of Rome. Why here? Well, the man who painted it felt a calling and so he did it. It has a very modern feel because it doesn’t have the wear and tear of the original. So it looks all brand new, more like when it was 1st painted. I say it’s worth it just to see what it would have looked like if Michelangelo was still alive!
Also, unique to Goring, is the Ilex Walk, a beautiful trail which is best known for the evergreen Helm Oaks. They help block any wind and give great shade if very warm.
There is, also, a pill-box still from the war which is situated on the Patterson Walk – a really nice walk along the beach which connects Goring with Ferring – both have excellent cafes, so you could just go from 1 cafe to the next.
Just outside Goring…
If you head East from Goring, you will start to run into Worthing, it’s a half an hour to hour walk or ride, which is a great way to see the coast line. Worthing is full of cinemas, art galleries, festivals, restaurants and theatres, so really, there is no excuse to be bored in Goring. There is just too much to do!
The 1 thing I will warn you to watch out for are the student drivers, keep your eyes open when crossing any of the streets!