Moving to Shoreham-by-Sea

Moving to Shoreham-by-SeaGold Bear Removals Brighton company is just a hop and a skip away and we are more than happy to send a team to move you there. Or for smaller moves you might just need man and van.

Shoreham is a pretty town sits on the coast of Sussex in quite a spectacular spot. Surrounded by the rolling South Downs and at the mouth of the River Adur, it really is a picturesque dream.

Moving Shoreham-by-Sea

Populated with a wide diversity of people, it is becoming more and more popular with younger families wanting to make a move to a more relaxed way of life.

Moving to Shoreham-by-Sea – where to stay?

If you’re reading our guide, chances are you’re considering, or most likely are mid-way through plans about moving Shoreham!

But as we know all too well, occasionally things can go a little pear shaped with completion dates being and you can find yourself in a short term pickle when it comes to housing. In case this happens, here you can find a guide to the best Shoreham hotels and bed and breakfasts. Airbnb also has a great selection of local homes to rent, if you need something a bit more long-term or homely.
This all depends on how much time you have between your home removal

Removals Shoreham-by-SeaMoving to Shoreham-by-Sea – places of interest

The harbour:
Shoreham Power Station’s vast chimney at the working Shoreham Harbour can be seen from right along the coastline, and really is a local landmark. It can even be cited miles out sea in the English Channel.

The entrance to the harbour is protected by a fort, known locally as Shoreham or Kingston Redoubt. This was built in 1857 as a defence against potential invasion by the French.

Marlipins Museum:
This ancient landmark is the oldest non-religious building in Sussex. And although no-one can agree on the specifics, it’s thought to quite probably be the oldest non-religious building across the whole of Britain. Built to a remarkably high standard, the building has an unclear and oft-disputed history, but it’s widely accepted that it was an Oat Market way back in 1347. Back in 1928, a museum was established, and displays all kinds of aspects of local life, and you can witness the Shoreham area from pre-history to medieval times.

St Mary de Haura:
This stunning church was built by the Normans as far back as the eleventh century. The vastness of the church has been marveled at by historians for centuries, as well as the fact that is is highly uncharacteristic of other Norman churches in its architecture and style.

Shoreham Beach:
The beach is Shoreham consists of a huge shingle bank, built up longshore drift along the coast, where the sand and shingle has been swept over many many years.

Pre-World War Two, Shoreham Beach was home to a hip and happening bungalow scene, with many film and theatre starlets dwelling in the then much coveted upmarket coastal spot. Sadly, security issues throughout wartime meant that many of the much loved cabins on the beach were cleared away. While the area has been totally revamped and rebuilt in the intervening years, the structures there are a lot more permanent and substantial in size and scale than the chic shanty towns of yesteryear.

River Adur:
The ancient bridge that you can still see today crossing the Adur is an iconic and much loved local feature of Old Shoreham. Dating back from its birth in 1781, it was highly functional and carried most of the traffic traversing along the coast. It was the areas main thoroughfare for over 200 years.

River Adur Mudflats and Valley:
This area sustains all kinds of spectacular wildlife. In a few hours wandering around here you will find all manner of flora and fauna as well as animals living in the habitat, from wading birds to butterflies.

Here are 20 interesting questions you may have about moving to Shoreham-by-Sea:

    1. What is the population of Shoreham-by-Sea?

According to the latest estimates from the UK Office for National Statistics, the population of Shoreham-by-Sea was approximately 21,200 as of mid-2020.

    1. What is the cost of living in Shoreham-by-Sea compared to other towns in the UK?

The cost of living in Shoreham-by-Sea is generally considered to be higher than the national average in the UK. However, it is also important to note that the cost of living can vary depending on factors such as housing, transportation, and lifestyle choices. Comparing Shoreham-by-Sea to other towns in the UK, the cost of living may be lower or higher depending on the specific town being compared.

    1. What types of housing are available in Shoreham-by-Sea?

Shoreham-by-Sea offers a variety of housing options, ranging from apartments and flats to semi-detached and detached houses. Some of the most common types of housing available in Shoreham-by-Sea include:

Apartments and flats
Semi-detached houses
Detached houses
Terraced houses
There are also several new housing developments in the area, offering a range of modern homes and apartments. Additionally, there are some historic homes and buildings in Shoreham-by-Sea, particularly in the town center.

    1. What is the average cost of a home in Shoreham-by-Sea?

According to the latest data from Zoopla (as of April 2023), the average price for a property in Shoreham-by-Sea is approximately £400,000. However, it is important to note that this is only an average and actual prices can vary widely depending on the specific property and the current market conditions.

    1. What are the best neighbourhoods to live in Shoreham-by-Sea?

Shoreham Beach – A waterfront neighborhood on the eastern side of Shoreham-by-Sea, with beachfront homes and apartments.
Buckingham Park – A newer development on the western side of Shoreham-by-Sea, with a range of modern homes and apartments.
Southwick – A neighboring town to the east of Shoreham-by-Sea, with a range of housing options and good transport links.
The Marlipins – A historic neighborhood in the heart of Shoreham-by-Sea, with a mix of apartments and houses, and close to local amenities.
Of course, the best neighborhood to live in Shoreham-by-Sea will depend on your personal preferences and needs. It is recommended to do some research, visit the neighborhoods in person, and speak with locals to find the best fit for you.

    1. How is the public transportation system in Shoreham-by-Sea?

Shoreham-by-Sea has a relatively good public transportation system, with several options available for getting around the town and the surrounding areas.

The primary mode of public transportation is the train, with Shoreham-by-Sea railway station providing frequent services to destinations including Brighton, London, and Portsmouth. There are also loads of bus routes from Shoreham-by-Sea connecting to nearby towns and villages.

There are a trick load of taxi companies and ride-sharing services available in Shoreham-by-Sea as well. Uber and local taxi firms for example. Cycling is also a popular way of getting abou with several cycling routes and paths available.

    1. What are some popular tourist attractions in Shoreham-by-Sea?
    2. What are the best schools in Shoreham-by-Sea?

If you’re moving to Shoreham-by-Sea with the kiddos, you’ll be pleased to know there are some really good schools in the area. Here are a few of the top ones:

Shoreham Academy – This secondary school has been rated “Good” by Ofsted and offers a range of academic and vocational courses.

St Peter’s Catholic Primary School – This primary school has also been rated “Good” by Ofsted and provides a caring and nurturing environment for its students.

Buckingham Park Primary School – Another “Good” rated primary school, with a focus on providing a creative and engaging curriculum.

Swiss Gardens Primary School – This primary school has been rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted and has a strong emphasis on outdoor learning and environmental education.

Shoreham Beach Primary School – Another “Good” rated primary school, located on the waterfront and providing a range of extracurricular activities.

    1. What kind of job opportunities are available in Shoreham-by-Sea?

If you’re looking for work, there are some proper good job opportunities in the area. Here are a few of the top industries and employers:

Aviation – Shoreham Airport is located in the town and is home to several aviation-related businesses, providing job opportunities in areas such as aircraft maintenance, logistics, and engineering.

Retail – The town center has a range of shops and businesses, providing job opportunities in areas such as retail, customer service, and hospitality.

Manufacturing – There are several manufacturing companies located in the area, providing job opportunities in areas such as production, assembly, and quality control.

Healthcare – There are tons of healthcare providers in the area, including Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, providing job opportunities in areas such as nursing, administration, and support staff.

Education – There are so many schools and educational institutions in the area, providing job opportunities in areas such as teaching, administration, and support staff.

    1. How is the healthcare system in Shoreham-by-Sea?

The main healthcare provider in the area is the Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which operates several hospitals and clinics in the region. The nearest hospital to Shoreham-by-Sea is Worthing Hospital, which offers a whole host of services including accident and emergency care, maternity care, and surgical procedures.

There are also many, many private healthcare providers in the area, including clinics and specialist centers offering a range of treatments and services.

Residents can also access several GP practices and dental clinics in the area, providing general medical and dental services.

    1. What are some of the best restaurants in Shoreham-by-Sea?

The Marlipins – This restaurant serves up traditional British cuisine in a charming and historic setting, with a focus on fresh and locally sourced ingredients.

The Old Fort – This seafood restaurant is located right on the waterfront, offering stunning views and a menu of locally caught seafood dishes.

Mamma Mia – This Italian restaurant offers delicious pasta dishes, pizzas, and other Italian classics, all made with high-quality ingredients and served in a cozy and welcoming atmosphere.

Fat Greek Taverna – This Greek restaurant is a local favorite, serving up authentic Greek dishes such as souvlaki, moussaka, and tzatziki.

Tamarind Thai Kitchen – This Thai restaurant has lots of delicious and authentic Thai dishes, all made with aromatic ingredients and served in a stylish and modern setting.

    1. What is the nightlife like in Shoreham-by-Sea?

The Duke of Wellington – This cozy pub has local beers and ciders, as well as classic pub food, and is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike.

The Bridge Inn – This traditional pub has live music events and a range of beers, wines, and spirits on offer.

The Marlipins – A very historic pub and restaurant is a popular spot for a drink or two, with loads of beers on tap and a charming and welcoming atmosphere.

The Shoreham Centre – This community center has events and activities for everyone, including live music events, theatre productions, and other performances.

  1. How is the crime rate in Shoreham-by-Sea?
  2. What kind of weather can you expect in Shoreham-by-Sea?
  3. What are some outdoor recreational activities available in Shoreham-by-Sea?
  4. What is the shopping like in Shoreham-by-Sea?
  5. What are some annual events and festivals in Shoreham-by-Sea?
  6. What is the history of Shoreham-by-Sea?
  7. What is the community like in Shoreham-by-Sea?
  8. How easy is it to make friends in Shoreham-by-Sea?

More reasons for moving to Shoreham-by-Sea – What’s happening there?

You can keep up to date with what’s happening in and around the Shoreham area by following these handy up to date links:
Comedy, contemporary music, classical music, dance, sculpture and art and the theatre.

There are lots of local annual events, like the Shoreham Air Show, the Shoreham Bathtub Race, The Adur Festival and the The Adur Real Ale Festival. You can see listings of things to do and clubs to join in Shoreham here and keep up to date with any new events happening in the local area.

If you’re still looking for some inspiration of what to do or for more reasons for moving to Shoreham-by-Sea, check out Trip Advisor’s Top 10 things to do in Shoreham (2016) here:

Approximate Population

The local population consists of around 19,000, according to the (now somewhat outdated) 2001 census

Nearest Tourist Information Centre

Church Road , Hove , BN3 3BQ
Tel: +44 (0) 1273 292 589

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