Friday, 5 October 2012

Goring Gap, Worthing

We live very near the sea, although we probably don't go down there as often as we should. One of our closest beaches is Goring Gap, near Worthing. Goring Gap is the stretch of coast between Goring and Ferring, and it is also a protected area, meaning that there are no buildings to the north for quite some distance, with some lovely views up over the South Downs. You can also park for free all year along the coast road. There is a large green stretch before you get to the actual beach. In the summer it's full of families having barbecues, but out of the summer season during the week or early evening it can be very quiet.

Goring Gap, Worthing

This was the first time that I had attempted a proper trip out without a pushchair. Mia is a really good walker - I remember desperately trying to coax Harry along the road, but Mia will trot along happily holding my hand, and she can walk for ages. There is a small wooded area, and she loved running about, in most of the pictures that I took of her all you can see is a little blur!

Goring Gap, Worthing

One one side of the grassy area there is a little wooded part with some interesting twisty trees for climbing. Harry can't get very high yet, but he loves trying. It's also a good place for collecting twigs and leaves.

Goring Gap, Worthing

Then we went up on to the pebbles on the beach. So much easier without a pushchair! It wasn't busy at all, which I like, although there were lots of dogs running about. We walked along to have a look at some fishing boats. Then they discovered the slope leading down to the green area and went running up and down it for ages.

Children playing at Goring Gap near Worthing

Goring Gap is a lovely place to visit, especially at this time of year when the weather is still nice and it's not too busy. Now I'm looking forward to more pushchair free adventures!

1 comment:

  1. Looks lovely, I love the photo of the two of them on the pebbles very cute :)

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