There are two beacons in Adur and Worthing, one on Lancing Beach Green and the other on Worthing promenade.
The Lancing beacon
The Lancing beacon was installed on the Lancing Beach Green, just east of The Perch Café, in 2022 for the Council, and is owned by the Council.
It was lit for the first time as part of a string of beacons across the UK to mark the celebrations of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022.
Photo: The Beacon on Lancing Beach Green, near The Perch café (credit Google Street view)
The Worthing beacon
The Worthing beacon was installed on the promenade on Worthing seafront, just west of the pier, in 1999 for the Council, and is owned by the Council. The cost of the beacon and its installation was met by sponsorship from a number of local firms.
It was lit for the first time as part of a string of beacons across the UK to mark the new Millennium celebrations at the turn of the Century (2000), and also to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday on 21st April 2016.
Photo: The Beacon on the promenade on Worthing seafront near the pier (credit Google Street view)
Lighting of the beacons
The beacons get lit at the discretion of the Councils mainly for the commemoration of Royal occasions and other special events.
They need the approval of the Councils to be lit. There are many restrictions on their use. Their lighting also requires the approval of the Councils' Head of Service for the foreshore.
Photos: Lancing and Worthing seafront beacons - close up of the baskets
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Page last updated: 16 October 2023