Imagine a village or parish with 2,500 properties and 4,500 residents where people say “good morning”, care about their neighbours and take an interest in local affairs. You now have a taste of what is special about Ferring; it has community spirit.
The Parish of Ferring lies on the South Coast of England with the beach forming its southern boundary. The northern area of the parish, around Highdown Hill (N.T.) is entirely rural and lies within the South Downs National Park. On the western side, the Ferring Rife (stream) and Kingston Gap (agricultural) separates the village from East Preston, Rustington and Littlehampton where the River Arun provides a popular harbour. To the east, the Goring Gap (agricultural) separates Ferring from Goring-by-Sea and the larger town of Worthing and beyond that, the River Adur.
Ferring enjoys a moderate climate, benefiting from the effects of the Gulf Stream in the English Channel and the shelter of the South Downs to the north. The area is steeped in history, nature and proudly protected environmental diversity.
The parish lies within the administrative boundaries of Arun District Council (ADC), West Sussex County Council (WSCC) and the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA).
For a map of the area, please go to our Contact page.
Ferring History and Heritage
Information about the history and development of our village since Saxon times can be found on the Ferring History Group website
For details about the Ferring sign, please click on: ‘Ferring Shield’.
For the history of Ferring Parish Council, please click on: Council History
Further information relating to the village can be found at: ferringvillage.co.uk