Great Yarmouth Coast Guide
Great Yarmouth is one of the UK's most popular holiday resorts - built in the traditional mould the resort has long sandy beaches and lots of attractions. Ideal for all who enjoy a great seaside holiday.
For details of Great Yarmouth Hotels and Holidays, Guest Houses, Cottages and to visit Attractions. Go to Great Yarmouth Hotels Guest Houses and Cottages
There are over 15 miles of sandy beaches within the Great Yarmouth area, from
Winterton-on-Sea in the north to Hopton-on-Sea in the south. It's all part of a
great coastline offering an attractive blend of wide sandy beaches, sand dunes
and cliffs - all in all, the toast of the Norfolk Coast.
Great Yarmouth is divided from its near neighbour Gorleston-on-Sea by Breydon Water, which is an access point to the Norfolk Broads, which is the network of inland waterways that goes all the way to Norwich. The other sea access point is at Lowestoft to the south.
The resort is also blessed with two piers both built by the Victorians in the mid-nineteenth century. Both piers provide family entertainment at a reasonable price.
Gorleston-on-Sea is arguably East Anglia's 'best kept secret'. The beach is a firm favourite with the local population whilst the visitors who discover this Greater Yarmouth 'gem' have also discovered not only an excellent range of hotels, guest houses and self-catering holiday flats but also an excellent touring base for both Norfolk and Suffolk.
Great Yarmouth pier Great Yarmouth beach
Places to visit in Great Yarmouth
Tourist Information Centre - Maritime House 25 Marine Parade Great Yarmouth NR30 2EN Telephone: 01493 846345
Pleasure Beach - Over 20 rides and attractions - Telephone: 01493 844585
Great Yarmouth Racecourse - Jellicoe Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR30 4AU Phone: 01493 842527
Caister Castle - Castle and large car collection Caister on Sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Phone: 01572 787251
Amazonia World of Reptiles - Large collection of lizards Marine Parade Great Yarmouth 01493 842202
Britannia Pier - Britannia Pier Great Yarmouth 01493 842914
Merrivale Model Village - Model village, tearoom and gift shop - Marine Parade Great Yarmouth Norfolk NR30 3JG Phone: (01493) 842097
Pirates Cove Adventure Golf - 18 hole fun golf - Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR30 2ER Phone: 01493 331785
Sea-Life Centre - Aquarium - Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR30 Phone: 01493 330631
Map of the Great Yarmouth area
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Other sections of the guide you might also enjoy - see below.
Whether your idea of an ideal activity is sunbathing or you prefer something more strenuous, the chances are that you will be able to pursue this at the coast. There is a wide selection of activities that can be found on our coastline - these range from a gentle stroll to the next bay, to swimming and snorkelling, to more energetic activities such as sailing, surfing, windsurfing and kite sailing. See Activities section.
Attractions - see listings pages
A huge selection of attractions are available within the coastal area and this section will have details of many of them. From piers and harbours to fun fairs and roller coasters, the listings will have details of what's available in your chosen area. For details of attractions look in the resort pages.
The National Lobster Hatchery - Padstow
Pubs, restaurants and shopping guide
The listings section will also have details of pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and shops available in the locality. Restaurants and shops coming soon.....
The Beach Pub - Exmouth
We will bring you feature articles about the coastline and news items about life in the coastal area. contributions to this section are welcome.