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The best east coast seaside resort? Great Yarmouth, Naturally

With fifteen miles of beautiful sandy beaches, and glistening wind turbines on the horizon, the Golden Mile of family-friendly fun is the jewel in Great Yarmouth’s crown. The resort also includes the seaside communities of Hemsby and Newport, Gorleston-on-Sea and Winterton-on-Sea.

Great Yarmouth is a paradise for people who enjoy seaside entertainment at its best, whether that’s paddling in the sea, playing crazy golf or enjoying fish and chips or an ice cream on the seafront.

Great Yarmouth beach

Great Yarmouth has 15 miles of lovely sandy beaches.

Stroll along the Marine Parade promenade – or take a horse-drawn landau – and you’ll encounter the Sea Life centre, delightful Venetian Waterways, new Marina Centre, The Hippodrome with its Water Spectacular, Pleasure Beach and its iconic wooden rollercoaster, fairground rides, restaurants, tea rooms and pubs. In total, there are more than 60 attractions to enjoy, including the renowned racecourse.

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The Venetian Waterways at Great Yarmouth’s North beach.

Just south of Great Yarmouth is Gorleston-on-Sea, with a huge expanse of sandy beach, visitor facilities and lovely promenade along the cliffs.

Gorleston beach

Gorleston-on-Sea has a huge sandy beach and visitor facilities.

Great for day trips, the town’s wide range of accommodation to suit all pockets and tastes means Great Yarmouth is also the perfect destination for family holidays. And if you’re staying, you get longer to enjoy the vibrant nightlife, Summer shows at Britannia Pier, as well as a wide variety of events including fireworks and street acts in the Summer holidays.

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The Time & Tide Museum at Great Yarmouth.

Great Yarmouth has cultural attractions as well, not least the fabulous Time & Tide Museum, which is housed in a Victorian herring curing works and tells the story of the fishing industry that once dominated the town. Nowadays it’s renewable energy from the towering wind turbines situated offshore. Explore the museum at your own pace or take a guided tour.

Explore Roman history at Burgh Castle and enjoy the views of Breydon Water.

In the hinterland you’ll discover the unique Broads waterways, lovely countryside and picturesque villages, and Burgh Castle, the largest remaining Roman building in the country with magnificent views over the marshes. 

There are lots of fabulous beaches north of Great Yarmouth, including Winterton-on-Sea.


Great Yarmouth railway station has regular trains from Norwich. See the Greater Anglia route map here. The bus depot is close to the seafront. During the Summer months you can ride the open top bus along the coastline.

Visit Great Yarmouth for fantastic holidays and great days out

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