A Guide to Shoreham-By-Sea

A Guide to Shoreham-By-Sea

Located on the scenic south coast between Brighton and Worthing, Shoreham-by-Sea is a charming seaside town where many move from busier areas to enjoy a quieter existence. However, Shoreham is far from sleepy, and benefits from a vibrant village feel with buzzing restaurants, pubs and shops to enjoy. Bordering the South Downs National Park and sitting pretty on beautiful coastline, Shoreham offers the perfect blend of natural beauty, rich history, a vibrant sense of community and easy accessibility to the many popular places nearby.

Home to our stunning new Free Wharf development of 1, 2 & 3-bedroom apartments nestled on the riverside, Shoreham caters to all ages and preferences, offering a charming atmosphere for both visitors and those lucky enough to call this beautiful coastal town home.

Read on for our guide to the best of Shoreham-by-Sea and surrounds.


Eating and drinking

Shoreham-by-Sea’s privileged location on the coast naturally makes it a go-to for delicious seafood, while bordering the South Downs means it has enviable links with some of the best meat and vegetable farms in the country. As a result, Shoreham boasts a wonderfully diverse culinary scene for a small town. If you're a fan of seafood, be sure to visit one of the local fish and chip shops along the picturesque Shoreham Beach, or head to Into the Blue for laid-back, high-quality seafood, meat and veg dishes.

For a taste of the Mediterranean, La Galleria offers delicious Italian cuisine, including seafood spaghetti and handmade pizzas in a warm and welcoming setting with a great outdoor terrace in summer months. If you're in the mood for something hearty or are looking for a local drinking spot, The Bridge Inn is a beautiful, modern pub with food that is a cut above usual pub fare, and a selection of local ales to enjoy with live music and a river view. Otherwise, those in search of a drink will love the stylish Tap House in the bustling heart of the town, perfect for people watching with a beer and a bite.


Green space

Nature enthusiasts will find plenty to explore in Shoreham-by-Sea's local parks and green spaces. One of the highlights is Buckingham Park, which features beautiful flowerbeds, well-maintained lawns, a playground and sports pitches. This tranquil park is perfect for picnics or enjoying a leisurely walk. Adur Recreation Ground, located near the town centre, offers a large open space ideal for sports activities and is often used for community events.



Aviation enthusiasts can visit the Shoreham Airport Viewing Area to watch aircraft take off and land. For history buffs, a visit to St. Mary de Haura Church is a must. This Norman church, dating back to the 12th century, showcases impressive architecture and hosts various community events throughout the year. The Ropetackle Arts Centre is another gem, hosting an array of live performances, including music, theatre, and comedy.


Travel Links

Shoreham-by-Sea benefits from excellent transport connections via all modes. With its own train station offering fast and regular services to Brighton in 20 minutes, Worthing in just 8 minutes, and London in a swift 1 hour and 20 minutes, residents can easily reap the benefits of living in the laid-back coastal town while traveling with ease to bigger cities whether for work or leisure. For those traveling by car, Shoreham is conveniently located near the A27, providing easy access to other nearby towns and attractions. Additionally, there are several bus routes connecting Shoreham to surrounding areas, near and far.

In just a short drive or train ride, you'll reach the vibrant city of Brighton, famous for its bohemian atmosphere, eclectic shopping, and the stunning Brighton Pier. The South Downs National Park, with its rolling hills and picturesque villages, is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and can be easily reached in less than an hour’s drive from Shoreham.

Shoreham-by-Sea truly captures the essence of a quintessential English coastal town and offers residents the perfect blend of stunning natural landscapes, laid back pace and a vibrant community with fantastic pubs and restaurants.

If you are looking to buy a home where you can enjoy both fresh sea air and easy links to London, Brighton and the many points of interest in this beautiful part of the world, look to the lesser-known gem of Shoreham-by-Sea, and our stunning Free Wharf collection, soon available to purchase via shared ownership.

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