Shoreham-by-Sea

Book 2 Walk 23 Hassocks to Upper Beeding
SWC Walk 26 Amberley to Lancing
SWC walk 211 Shoreham by Sea to Worthing and Littlehampton

Shoreham beach is not particularly romantic - it is backed by rather uninspiring modern housing estates - but it has a long sweep of relatively gently shelving shingle beach that makes for good swimming, being not too deep and not too shallow at most stages of the tide. At very low tide, a sandy bottom is revealed. The centre of the town, just south west of the railway station, has been smartened up in the past year or two, and now has a pedestrianised area with upmarket cafes and delicatessens adding to its picturesque corners and historic charm.

  • On days when all London flocks to the coast, Shoreham is much less busy than Brighton, and still only an hour from Victoria by direct trains.

  • Food and drink: In the road leading from the harbour footbridge down to the beach there is a cafe, a pub and a convenience store that serves coffee and cakes. As well as the cafes in the pedestrian area mentioned above, the centre of Shoreham also has some characterful pubs.

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