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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 larger 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.

Map location of Shoreham Port
Map location of Shoreham Port

Travelling to Shoreham Port & Harbour

Shoreham Port and harbour are approximately 10 minutes 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 to 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 historial painting is by George Gregory and dates from 1875. Source: Wikimedia

Shoreham Harbour by Frederick James Aldridge
Shoreham Harbour by Frederick James Aldridge
Shoreham Harbour by George Gregory
Shoreham Harbour by George Gregory

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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One of three docks in Shoreham Port
Part of the dock in Shoreham Port

Shoreham Power Station can be seen in the background.

Shoreham Port's Adurni survey vessel
Shoreham Port’s Adurni survey vessel

This vessel had just moored in the dock.

A walkway across one of the two locks
A walkway across one of the two locks

The low water level is to the left and the high water level is to the right.

View from a walkway across one of the two locks
View from a walkway across one of the two locks

The walkways spanning the locks are public footpaths.

Vessels moored at Shoreham Port
Vessels moored at Shoreham Port

The power station can be seen in the background.

Plaque commemorating opening of the Adur Dry Dock
Plaque commemorating opening of the Adur Dry Dock

The plaque is dated 11 September 1934.

Shoreham Port notice board
Shoreham Port notice board

One of several Shoreham Port notice boards within the port area.

Warning sign for walkers
Warning sign for walkers

Warning signs for walkers are shown before crossing onto the walkways above the locks.

An angler and his bicycle on Southwick Beach
An angler and his bicycle on Southwick Beach

The beach and Shoreham Pier are popular with anglers.

Shoreham Harbour East Breakwater
Shoreham Harbour East Breakwater

This view is from the far end of the East Breakwater, which is also known as Shoreham Pier.

The marina at Shoreham Port
The marina at Shoreham Port

The power station can be seen on the other side of the dock.

The Old Town Hall
The Old Town Hall

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.

Lady Bee Marina viewed from Albion Street in Southwick
Lady Bee Marina

Viewed from Albion Street in Southwick.

Aggregates and grain silos viewed from Fishersgate Terrace in Fishersgate
Aggregates and grain silos

Viewed from Fishersgate Terrace in Fishersgate.

Barrett Steel Works viewed from Basin Road South in Southwick
Barrett Steel Works

Viewed from Basin Road South in Southwick.

Southwick Railway Station
Southwick Railway Station

It takes approximately 10 minutes to walk from Southwick Railway Station to Shoreham Port.

Artwork at Southwick Railway Station
Artwork at Southwick Railway Station

*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 they were 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.

Resources – External Links

Southwick Railway Station to Shoreham Port walk (Google Maps)
Shoreham port website and Facebook Page
Guild Care Worthing
Dogs Trust Shoreham website
National Citizen Service website

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