|OS grid reference TQ111025|
Post town WORTHING
Local time Friday 6:02 AM
Dialling code 01903
University Northbrook College
|Region South East|
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Shire county West Sussex
UK parliament constituency Worthing West
|Population 7,990 (2011. Goring Ward)|
Weather 4°C, Wind W at 8 km/h, 88% Humidity
Goring-by-Sea is a neighbourhood of the Borough of Worthing in West Sussex, England, about 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Worthing town centre. Since 1929 Goring has been part of the Borough of Worthing.
Map of Goring-by-Sea, Worthing, UK
It is thought that the place name Goring may mean either 'Gāra's people', or 'people of the wedge-shaped strip of land'. Usually known as "Goring", the "by-Sea" suffix has been added to differentiate it from the village of Goring-on-Thames in Oxfordshire.
The English Martyrs Catholic Church, dedicated to the English-Catholic Martyrs, has a copy of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Gary Bevans. St Mary's, the Anglican parish church, was originally built c. 1100 CE as the Church of Our Blessed Ladye of Gorynge and was rebuilt in 1837 by Decimus Burton.
Goring is served by Goring-by-Sea railway station and is thought to have been the inspiration for the name of the character Lord Goring in Oscar Wilde's play An Ideal Husband. Oscar Wilde stayed in a cottage in Goring in the summer of 1893, and in "De Profundis" mentions Goring as a place where he stayed with Lord Alfred Douglas alongside with Torquay, London and Florence.
The mixed pebble and sand beach is popular for a wide variety of watersports including kitesurfing.
Pete Townshend of The Who recorded the beach sounds for the band's album Quadrophenia on Goring beach.