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Great Yarmouth is famous as a family holiday destination, bursting with fun things to do, arcades, rides and attractions stretching along the fabled Golden Mile and the huge expanse of pristine beach. The town itself has a fabulous maritime heritage and a port famous for once being the hub of the herring industry.

The Greater Yarmouth area contains wonderful countryside, charming villages, the scenic Breydon Water, and a quieter but no less appealing seaside resort in Gorleston-on-Sea and the vibrant village resort of Hemsby.

Visitors have been coming to Great Yarmouth since the late 1700s and the resort is now one of the most popular in the UK for day trips, weekend breaks and longer holidays, offering all the character of a traditional seaside trip but with a very modern twist.

There are more than 15 miles of sandy beaches within the Greater Yarmouth area, all with gentle slopes that making bathing a delight, from the marram dunes of Winterton-on-Sea and Hemsby in the north to cliff-backed Hopton-on-Sea in the south.

If you love beachcombing, then look for pieces of amber along the high-tide mark, particularly after a big storm. Amber is light and is easily loosened from submarine rock layers, so is often brought along by tides from the Baltic to be caught up in frondy seaweeds that sweep the seafloor.

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…On the Golden Mile. Great Yarmouth is the capital of fun with its attractions and summer shows. If you are looking for the ultimate family holiday, packed full of thrills, spills and lots of fun then you will definitely find it here.

Great Yarmouth's Golden Mile is a paradise for people who enjoy seaside entertainment at its best. Amusement arcades line the promenade and there are rides and attractions for children of all ages along the seafront. You can play adventure golf, ride on giant snails, enjoy fresh-cooked donuts, fish and chips or an ice cream, and then head off for a ride on a scream-inducing rollercoaster.

The length of the sandy beach at Great Yarmouth means that you can always choose to find a secluded spot or to join the masses of other holidaymakers at the centre of the holiday action.

A significant section of Great Yarmouth's Central beach is patrolled by trained RNLI life guards so you can relax in the knowledge that someone is looking out for you. There are also beach wheelchairs available from Great Yarmouth TIC.

From Great Yarmouth beach, take a boat trip to Scroby Sands where you might come face to face with the seals who bask on the sandbank.

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