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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

Christmas Tree and Crib Festval
Great Yarmouth Minster

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 9 - Sun 18 Dec 2016

A spectacular display of Christmas tree and cribs created by local community groups, schools and businesses, includes ‘Hunt the Snowman’ competition for children.

Norfolk Fellowship Brass
Great Yarmouth Town Hall

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 9 Dec 2016

Norfolk Fellowship Brass Band will be performing a Christmas Concert in aid of the Mayor of Great Yarmouths chosen charities - Sunbeams and Palliative Care East.

Stand Up at St. Georges Xmas Special
St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 9 Dec 2016

Last year was such a festive stand up party occasion and Pun Man stole the show when he was last with us so this year he's topping the bill. Laura Lexx was one of the funniest MCs we've ever had and is back again this year.

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (3 miles, 4 km)

Sat 10 Dec 2016

The Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show has become one of East Anglia’s most popular Christmas shows, with over 50 performers making a spectacular alternative to traditional pantomimes.

Greyhound Racing
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Sat 10 Dec 2016

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

Hexachordia
Great Yarmouth Minster

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 10 Dec 2016

“A Medieval Christmas”. A mix of music and contemporary readings bringing back to historic buildings the music and instruments that would once have been heard in them.

Santa's Post Office
Great Yarmouth Market Square

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 10 - Sun 11 Dec 2016

A specially built wooden lodge which accommodates Santa's Post Office will arrive in Great Yarmouth Market Square in December. Children will be able to write and post their letters to Father Christmas with the help of friendly elves.

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (3 miles, 4 km)

Sun 11 Dec 2016

The Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show has become one of East Anglia’s most popular Christmas shows, with over 50 performers making a spectacular alternative to traditional pantomimes.

Great Yarmouth’s Annual Civic Carol Service
Great Yarmouth Minster

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Mon 12 Dec 2016

Carols in the Minster This wonderful gathering has become one of the area’s most popular large Carol Services and we would be delighted if you would support this year’s event by joining us on Monday 12th December 2016 at 7.00pm.

Greyhound Racing
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Mon 12 Dec 2016

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

Greyhound Racing
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Wed 14 Dec 2016

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

Late night shopping in Great Yarmouth
St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Wed 14 Dec 2016

This annual Christmas procession of large & small lanterns are led by a reindeer. Followed by carol singing around the Christmas tree in the Market Square. Not feeling the Christmas spirit yet, then this is sure to put you in the mood.

Santa's Post Office
Great Yarmouth Market Square

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Wed 14 Dec 2016

A specially built wooden lodge which accommodates Santa's Post Office will arrive in Great Yarmouth Market Square in December. Children will be able to write and post their letters to Father Christmas with the help of friendly elves.

"Classical meets Broadway at Christmas"
Great Yarmouth Minster

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Thu 15 Dec 2016

Hayley Moss - From “Tonight at the London Palladium” Ben Lake - From the “Voice” and “Phantom of the Opera”

Christmas Cabaret - Naughty or Nice
The Drill House - SeaChange Arts

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Thu 15 - Sat 17 Dec 2016

Seachange’s resident company Dizzy O’Dare curate a festive feast of comedy, circus and side-show silliness following their first sell-out cabaret at the venue in October.

Robin Hood
St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 16 Dec 2016

Join Great Yarmouth's favourite panto team as they return in this all fun family panto, full of laughs and mayhem!

Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (3 miles, 4 km)

Sat 17 - Sat 24 Dec 2016

The Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show has become one of East Anglia’s most popular Christmas shows, with over 50 performers making a spectacular alternative to traditional pantomimes.

Greyhound Racing
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Sat 17 Dec 2016

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

Robin Hood
St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 17 - Wed 21 Dec 2016

Join Great Yarmouth's favourite panto team as they return in this all fun family panto, full of laughs and mayhem!

Santa's Post Office
Great Yarmouth Market Square

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 17 - Sat 24 Dec 2016

A specially built wooden lodge which accommodates Santa's Post Office will arrive in Great Yarmouth Market Square in December. Children will be able to write and post their letters to Father Christmas with the help of friendly elves.

Greyhound Racing
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Mon 19 Dec 2016

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

Greyhound Racing
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Wed 21 Dec 2016

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

Robin Hood
St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Thu 22 Dec 2016

Join Great Yarmouth's favourite panto team as they return in this all fun family panto, full of laughs and mayhem!

Robin Hood
St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 23 - Fri 30 Dec 2016

Join Great Yarmouth's favourite panto team as they return in this all fun family panto, full of laughs and mayhem!

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