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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

Battle of the Bands
The Tower

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Wed 26 Jul 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 26 Jul 2017

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

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!

Retroskate
Retroskate

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Wed 26 Jul 2017

Summer Wednesday Roller Disco's are back! Skate the night away then watch the Seafront Fireworks at 10pm.

Summer Fireworks
Great Yarmouth Central Beach

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Wed 26 Jul 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 26 Jul 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.

And The Beat Goes On Music & Laughter Show
The Tower

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Thu 27 Jul 2017

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

Horse Racing
Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

Thu 27 Jul 2017

Great Yarmouth Racecourse invites you to join them for a day at the races.

Marlon Gator's Kids Club
Market Gates Shopping Centre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Thu 27 Jul 2017

Get creative with our craft workshops - make fish and star fish, seahorses and seagulls and colourful carnival masks.

Graveyard at Great Yarmouth Minster
The Fishermen's Hospital

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Thu 27 Jul 2017

Great Yarmouth has a rich history that spans over a thousand years, with many great characters with fascinating stories. These famous townsfolk may be long gone, but what if some chose to stay?

Motor Racing (Image courtesy of Rob Coleman)
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Thu 27 Jul 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 27 Jul 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.

Marty Wilde Live 2017
Britannia Pier

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 28 Jul 2017

A fantastic evening awaits all ages! Enjoy this musical roller coaster of a show, which has become one of the most acclaimed on the circuit today.

Jump Warehouse
Jump Warehouse

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

Fri 28 Jul 2017

Come along to our Summer Party Night! 2 fun filled hours of games and music with Giant ball Volleyball, inflatables and summer inspired party games.

The Hippodrome Circus
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Fri 28 Jul 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 28 - Mon 31 Jul 2017

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

Everly & Friends
Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

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

Sat 29 Jul 2017

The Temple Brothers - the UKs No.1 Tribute to The Everly Brothers are proud to announce an all new Theatre show. Including special guest tributes to Hank Marvin, Neil Diamond & Jerry Lee Lewis.

Fun Fair at Gorleston Clifftop Festival
Gorleston-on-Sea Cliffs

Gorleston-on-Sea (3 miles, 5 km)

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jul 2017

The 2017 Gorleston Clifftop Festival will take place on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July 2017 on Gorleston Clifftop. Over the two day event, you can expect a huge variety of entertainment, stalls, fun fair, live music, sports & much more!

Greyhound Racing
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Sat 29 Jul 2017

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

Jasper Carrott's Stand Up & Rock
Britannia Pier

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 29 Jul 2017

Stand Up & Rock is back...The 2017 tour will see the legendary Jasper Carrott back with a new stand up show before introducing his musical compatriots that have been 'rockin' audiences all over the world.

Margo's Lounge
Margo's Lounge

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

Sat 29 Jul 2017

Come along to our American vegan pop up dining experience. Each of the 3 courses are served as a taster selection so there will be no fear of missing out. Dishes include cauliflower wings, chilli and caramel apple crumble pie.

Quayside Plaza
Quayside Plaza

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 29 Jul 2017

Enjoy a French themed three course A La Carte dinner with live jazz music.

The Hippodrome Circus
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 29 Jul 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.

Winterton-on-Sea

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