is a neighbourhood of the Borough
in West Sussex
, about two miles (3 km) west of Worthing
town centre. Since 1929 Goring has been part of the Borough
. Usually known as "Goring", the "by-Sea" suffix has been added to differentiate it from the village of Goring-on-Thames
The Catholic church, English Martyrs, has a copy of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Gary Bevans. The Anglican parish church, St Mary's is also worth a visit. St Mary's was originally built c. 1100 A.D. 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.
The mixed pebble and sand beach is popular for a wide variety of watersports including kitesurfing, has a boat ramp, and is dog-friendly. There is a busy café at its western end.
The 1980s punk pop singer Billy Idol (William Broad) lived there for a few years.
Pete Townshend of The Who recorded the beach sounds for the band's album Quadrophenia on Goring beach.