Shoreham by Sea


Shoreham-by-Sea enjoys a unique location, bordered on the north by the South Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the west by the open valley of the River Adur and on the south by the river and Shoreham Beach. Such close proximity to the South Downs, river and coast make Shoreham-by-Sea a very desirable place to live. The town itself is relatively small, with a population of around 53,000.

History

The town and port of New Shoreham was established by the Norman Conquerors towards the end of the 11th century. Shoreham’s strategic location and proximity to Normandy made it a logical place to improve facilities for travel and trade. The rise of Brighton and Worthing and the coming of the railway in 1840 prepared the way for Shoreham’s rise as a rapidly growing Victorian sea port with several shipyards and an active coasting trade.

Area

Shoreham has some amazing festivals and celebrations in the town and surrounding area including: The annual bath tub race, the Adur festival, Beach Dreams, the Adur real ale festival and the Shoreham air show.

Getting there

Shoreham is a very accesiable town. There is one main railway station which is served by Southern Railway and inculdes services towards London Victoria and Brighton and also Southhampton Centeral and Littlehampton. The trains offer a connection in and out of Brighton and Hove, ideal for any who commute locally. Buses are also served by the 700 curiser and the Brighton & Hove bus company offer services into Brighton’s Churchill Sqaure, Rottingdean and many other services.

 

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