About this article
This post is about views I saw during a recent walk in the vast area of Shoreham Port and harbour in Southwick, West Sussex.
Shoreham Port is roughly mid-way between Brighton to the east and Worthing to the west.
The greater part of the port and harbour is within the county of West Sussex, while the smaller eastern section is in the county of East Sussex.
Associated map original version attribution: Nilfanion, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons. Derivative work.
Views I saw in and around the Port and harbour during my walk
View the walk I took on Google Maps (external link).
A walk from Southwick Railway Station to Basin Road South in Southwick
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Shoreham Power Station can be seen in the background.
This vessel had just moored in the dock.
The low water level is to the left and the high water level is to the right.
The walkways spanning the locks are public footpaths.
The power station can be seen in the background.
The plaque is dated 11 September 1934.
One of several Shoreham Port notice boards within the port area.
Warning signs for walkers are shown before crossing onto the walkways above the locks.
The beach and Shoreham Pier are popular with anglers.
This view is from the far end of the East Breakwater, which is also known as Shoreham Pier.
The power station can be seen on the other side of the dock.
The Town Hall in Albion Street on the A259 dates from 1906 and was home to Southwick Urban District Council until 1974. Source: British History Online. The building is currently used as commercial offices.
Viewed from Albion Street in Southwick.
Viewed from Fishersgate Terrace in Fishersgate.
Viewed from Basin Road South in Southwick.
Relax at Carats Cafe Bar on Lower Basin Road
Carats Cafe Bar is a fine spot by Southwick Beach, where you can have a drink and meal. I’ve visited Carats several times and can report that the service is always friendly and the food and drink very tasty.
South Coast View. is not affiliated with Carats, but the author is happy to make a recommendation, where the service is good.
It takes approximately 10 minutes to walk from Southwick Railway Station to Shoreham Port.
*Colourful artwork seen on the station platform. The station is on the Southern Railway.
*In 2017 young people from Adur and Worthing created the charity-themed artwork (shown at the Southwick Railway Station platform photograph above) while on the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme. The artwork raises awareness of the Dogs Trust, Guild Care, Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and Shoreham Mental Health Association. Source: Shoreham Herald.
Travelling to Shoreham Port & Harbour
Shoreham Port and harbour are approximately 10 minute’s walk from Southwick Railway Station. From the station, there are frequent trains to Littlehampton to the west and Brighton to the east.
About Historic Shoreham Port and harbour
The port’s heritage dates back to 1760. Timber, steel, oil, grain, and aggregates are among the port’s commercial cargoes and the port is a frequent destination for commercial fishing vessels. Many local recreational users frequent the port’s marinas. Source: The port’s Facebook About Page.
The first associated historical painting is by Frederick James Aldridge and dates to before 1934. Source: Wikimedia
The second associated historical painting is by George Gregory and dates from 1875. Source: Wikimedia.
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