WORTHING IS ON THE UP – and this time, we’re talking literally. This summer, the landmark Worthing Observation Wheel (or WOW) arrives on the prom at a record-breaking 46 metres tall, making it the largest observation wheel on the south coast.

10 miles

The distance it is estimated you’ll be able to see those 360˚ panoramic views. That means on a clear day you’ll see up the coast towards Brighton and Bognor, with views over the South Downs towards Arundel, Pulborough and Dial Post.


The number of extra visitors a year it is hoped the wheel will attract


The wheel will be in Worthing every summer for the next three years


It will be open every day of the week between 10am-10pm March to November (this year it should be ready in time for the summer holidays)


The number of gondolas on the wheel, each holding up to six people. That’s a maximum of 216 people able to enjoy the views, maths fans.

The bespoke wheel will be all in white and situated at the bottom of Montague Place between the Beacon and the beach office. When operating the electric-powered wheel should make the same amount of noise as an electric car. Tickets £7 adults/£5 children/£20 family.