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Visit Winterton-on-Sea a chocolate box seaside village near Great Yarmouth

Mentioned in the Domesday book, Winterton-on-Sea is the most northern seaside village in the borough of Great Yarmouth.

It's a small, historic village, picture-perfect with beautiful floral displays and pretty little thatched cottages. The village also has a stunning backdrop inland of majestic white wind turbines towards the villages of East and Wester Somerton, and mile after mile of pale sandy beach backed by sand dunes.

It is the perfect location for a seaside holiday away from it all without an amusement arcade in sight.

A range of holiday accommodation is available along with a friendly beach side café, great village pub, local shop, Post Office as well as a popular fish and chip takeaway.

There are some superb walks starting from Winterton, and a generous slice of home made cake waiting in the beach café on your return.

The village's parish church, Holy Trinity, is a truly magnificent building with one of the tallest church towers in Norfolk at over 130 feet. Elements of the church date from the 13th century, with the tower being built around 200 years later. The church was restored in the late 1800s and is well worth a visit. When fishermen set sail from Winterton, they used to use the tower as an important landmark to help guide them home. 

Winterton Dunes are a National Nature Reserve, a haven for birdwatching and wildlife with little tern and seal colonies in residence along with the rare Natterjack toad.

At Winterton-on-Sea and north along the coast to Horsey, the Broads overlap with the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where in the winter seal pups are born on the beach. A viewing area is available a short walk from Horsey.

Winterton walks

Winterton Walks

Download this great little book of five walks in and around Winterton-on-Sea. From a 1.5mile village stroll to longer leg strecthes, this is a great way to explore the surrounding area. 

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What's On over the new few days

The Family Festival of Magic
St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Tue 22 - Wed 23 Aug 2017

Featuring some acts as seen on Britain's Got Talent such as Steveie Pink - Master Illusionist and Jeffrey Drayton with his puppet Chantel. Entertainment can also be seen by Chris North - The Mentalist, Tricky Twisters & vocalist Tracey Dean

Great Yarmouth's Golden Mile
Wellington Pier

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Tue 22 Aug 2017

Our new seafront walk is set between Great Yarmouth’s two piers and tells the story of over 250 years as a famous and favoured seaside resort.

Horse Racing
Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

Tue 22 Aug 2017

Great Yarmouth Racecourse invites you to join them for an evening at the races.

On Board the Titanic Trail
Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 1 Apr - Sun 24 Sep 2017

You are a passenger boarding this 'ship of dreams'. Discover what life was like on board and meet some of the famous characters until disaster strikes!

Steve Hewlett, 30 Years of Talking to Myself
Britannia Pier

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 22 Aug 2017

TV Comedy Ventriloquist Steve Hewlett embarks on his 2nd UK Tour to celebrate 30 years as a ventriloquist. Steve will be bringing laughter to the whole family along with his friends, Arthur Lager, Pongo & Lola, ChiiChii, Rod-Vegas and more

Summer Season Show
Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Gorleston-on-Sea (3 miles, 4 km)

Tue 22 Aug 2017

Gypsy Productions returns to bring you an all new show for the Summer of 2017. Song - Dance - Comedy and much much more. Full cast of comedians - singers - and dancers come along for a fabulous feel good factor show.

The Hippodrome Circus
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Tue 22 Aug 2017

This summer THE HIPPODROME CIRCUS Great Yarmouth, recently selected as one of the ‘7 wonders of the British Seaside’ by the Telegraph, presents its Brand New 114th Summer Spectacular.

Titanic: Honour & Glory Exhibition
Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 1 Apr - Sun 24 Sep 2017

Titanic has become the most famous ocean liner in the world: from her conception to her premature demise, the Titanic legend continue. Titanic: Honour & Glory is a must for all ages fascinated by this endlessly compelling story.

Battle of the Bands
The Tower

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Wed 23 Aug 2017

Support bands as they compete to win the Battle of the Bands competition. 3 Bands will perform each night with 1 band going through to the next round. Original bands only. Ages 16+.

Greyhound Racing
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Wed 23 Aug 2017

Greyhound Racing is an action packed evening every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evening.

Porterhouse
Porterhouse

Gorleston-on-Sea (3 miles, 4 km)

Wed 23 Aug 2017

Porterhouse is going Mexican with music from Pirate Joe Santana and the Foreign Locals we expect nothing more than a fantastic vibe.

Summer Fireworks
Great Yarmouth Central Beach

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Wed 23 Aug 2017

Every Wednesday evening for seven weeks the skies over Great Yarmouth are illuminated with our fantastic summer firework spectacular.

The Hippodrome Circus
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Wed 23 Aug 2017

This summer THE HIPPODROME CIRCUS Great Yarmouth, recently selected as one of the ‘7 wonders of the British Seaside’ by the Telegraph, presents its Brand New 114th Summer Spectacular.

And The Beat Goes On Music & Laughter Show
The Tower

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Thu 24 Aug 2017

Steve, Kev and Jo, 3 local entertainers bring variety back to Great Yarmouth with favourite hits from the golden era of Disco.

Heritage Guided Walk - Special
Great Yarmouth Minster

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Thu 24 Aug 2017

Take a light-hearted but factual guided walk with some of our trained heritage guides in this ‘special’ walk and find out more about some of Great Yarmouth’s Dastardly Deeds and Ghostly Goings On.

Marlon Gator's Kids Club
Market Gates Shopping Centre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Thu 24 Aug 2017

Get Up, Get Dancing with the Dragons Stage School Demonstrations and workshops to get your toes tapping!

Showaddywaddy
Britannia Pier

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Thu 24 Aug 2017

'The Greatest Rock & Roll Band In The World' is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title for the last 4 decades! Their live show is dynamic and uplifting featuring all of their biggest hits.

Motor Racing (Image courtesy of Rob Coleman)
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Thu 24 Aug 2017

Come and enjoy the thrill of motor racing at Great Yarmouth Stadium, in conjunction with Spedeworth International Motor Racing.

The Hippodrome Circus
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Thu 24 Aug 2017

This summer THE HIPPODROME CIRCUS Great Yarmouth, recently selected as one of the ‘7 wonders of the British Seaside’ by the Telegraph, presents its Brand New 114th Summer Spectacular.

Abba
Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Gorleston-on-Sea (3 miles, 4 km)

Fri 25 Aug 2017

The legend of ABBA lives on with an incredible legacy of timeless tunes and their undeniable place in music history. The Swedish supergroup is as popular and well-loved today as it was in its 70?'s heyday.

The Hippodrome Circus
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Fri 25 Aug 2017

This summer THE HIPPODROME CIRCUS Great Yarmouth, recently selected as one of the ‘7 wonders of the British Seaside’ by the Telegraph, presents its Brand New 114th Summer Spectacular.

Donkeys at Redwings
Redwings Caldecott Visitor Centre

Great Yarmouth (5 miles, 8 km)

Fri 25 - Mon 28 Aug 2017

Take part in a range of activities in our We Love Ponies weekend.

Get Ready Motown
Britannia Pier

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 26 Aug 2017

Take a trip back to 1950's Detroit with the brand-new, celebrated stage show featuring the music of The Temptations, Four Tops, Supremes, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.

Greyhound Racing
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Sat 26 Aug 2017

Greyhound Racing is an action packed evening every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evening.

Winterton-on-Sea

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