Shoreham-by-Sea – often shortened to Shoreham – is a small town on the south coast of England, in the county of West Sussex. It occupies an idyllic location, bordered by the South Downs, the Adur Valley, and the River Adur. Facing the English Channel, the town’s beach is a vast stretch of sand and shingle, separated by wooden groynes, where swimming and sunbathing are popular. A few miles east of Shoreham holiday cottages, the city of Brighton is packed with seaside amusements, independent shops, and graceful Regency architecture. Shoreham has a rich history as a Victorian sea port and centre for shipbuilding, and still has a busy harbour and port.

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The rustic exterior of The Sussex Stables encases a cottage with urban chic and ultra-modern features, plus open fire. Expansive views of Shor and Sussex stretch before guests from the open-plan living space and the patio and hint at relaxing days and seaside adventures along the Sussex coastline.

Towns nearby


  1. Hassocks

Dating back to Roman times, the town centre features beautiful cottages and several interesting historical landmarks including Anglo-Saxon St Nicolas’s Church and St Mary de Haura Church, which dates back to the 12th century. Take a wander from your Shoreham holiday cottage and you will discover a variety of independent shops, many of which are on pedestrianised East Street. There are some great places to eat and drink, too, including Into the Blue seafood restaurant, Chambers Bistro, the Bridge Inn, and the Duke of Wellington. Self-catering holidays in Shoreham would be incomplete without a wander around Marlipins Museum, housed in a striking Norman building, with a remarkable collection of planes, ships, and silent films.

There is an excellent climbing wall at the outdoor centre on the riverside, which also offers kayaking and sailing trips on the River Adur. An award-winning farmers’ market takes place on the second Saturday of the month, and an artisans’ market is held on the 4th Saturday of the month. Brighton City Airport is located on the outskirts of Shoreham, and is a popular attraction, with guided tours, listed architecture and helicopter tours along England's south coast.