Rustington, centrally situated on the West Sussex Coast almost midway between the cathedral city of Chichester and Brighton, one of the most well-known seaside resorts in England, is ideally placed for exploring the district. The whole of West Sussex and part of East Sussex (including Brighton), Surrey and Hampshire are within twenty-five miles radius of the Village.
Today, Rustington is a very busy place. It has a superb main shopping centre with a great variety of shops, restaurants, professional offices etc, with the added bonus of extensive free car parking. Lawned areas, flower planters and paved walkways provide a pleasant environment for both residents and visitors. Three other smaller shopping areas with a variety of shops and food outlets etc, also serve the eastern, western and northern parts of Rustington.
Much of Rustington's charm is due to a happy blending of the old and the new, from the thatched cottages to the modern blocks of flats, houses and bungalows set behind tree-lined grass verges, many of which are planted with seasonal bulbs and flowering shrubs. Rustington can be cited as an outstanding example of how such an old Village can grow into a large residential and shopping locality, whilst still remaining a community with character.