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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

Greyhound Racing
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Wed 18 Oct 2017

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

Jurassic Journey's Not So Scary Halloween Parade
The Tower

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Wed 18 - Tue 31 Oct 2017

The Parade begins at 6pm and entry is included with a standard day ticket, Prof. Possilfossil will guide you around the different exhibits with spooky surprises around every corner, you will meet other members of the Possilfossil Family.

Shark Weeks
Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 14 - Tue 31 Oct 2017

Sea Life Great Yarmouth has turned the spotlight on the world’s most misunderstood and most persecuted predator this Halloween!

80s Themed Quiz & Dinner
Hoity Toity

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 20 Oct 2017

Enjoy a delicious 80s themed 3 course meal followed by a general knowledge 80s themed quiz. After dinner, relax with music from Christine Medler, a Madonna tribute act with karaoke/disco to end the night.

The Hippodrome Circus
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Fri 20 Oct 2017

A truly amazing and hilarious show full of all manner of ghosts, ghouls and crazy goings on! The Halloween Spooktacular is perfect for all the family and undoubtedly the best way to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year.

Film Gala Music Evening
Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

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

Sat 21 Oct 2017

Taverham Band presents their 'Film Music Gala Evening' - Don't miss this rousing film music celebration ? a spectacular concert for movie fans of all ages - promising a wide assortment of timeless film scores.

Greyhound Racing
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Sat 21 Oct 2017

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

The Hippodrome Circus
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 21 Oct 2017

A truly amazing and hilarious show full of all manner of ghosts, ghouls and crazy goings on! The Halloween Spooktacular is perfect for all the family and undoubtedly the best way to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year.

Hayley Moss & Benjamin Lake - The Classical Duet
St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 21 Oct 2017

Hayley & Ben bring you an evening of stunning music including big Musical numbers and spine chilling classical favourites.

Merrivale Halloween
Merrivale Model Village

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 21 - Tue 31 Oct 2017

Spooky fun for all the family! Fancy dress competition plus get half price admission when in fancy dress, spooky Gnome hunt and lots more fun!

Only in England
Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 21 Oct 2017 - Sun 15 Apr 2018

See an exhibition of photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr. Fascinated by the eccentricities of English social customs, Tony Ray-Jones spent the latter half of the 1960s travelling across England, photographing what he saw.

Rise (Picture by Joe Clarke Photography)
The Drill House - SeaChange Arts

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 21 Oct 2017

Rise, a new show from our resident company, Dizzy O'Dare wanders into a twilight world of show business where lovers meet against a dream-like backdrop of song, circus, cabaret and the silver screen.

The Lion King
St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 21 Oct 2017

Cinema screening of popular Disney film The Lion King, originally released in 1994.

Thrigby Autumn Arts Festival
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens

Great Yarmouth (5 miles, 8 km)

Sat 21 - Sun 22 Oct 2017

Join in with Thrigby Autumn Arts Festival in the beautiful grounds of Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens with workshops from featured artists and works of art for sale.

The Nutcracker
St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 22 Oct 2017

One of Tchaikovsky’s most famous compositions and a popular Christmas ballet presentation, The Nutcracker, will be brought to life by Ballet Theatre UK, Christmas 2017.

Drill House Open Day
The Drill House - SeaChange Arts

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 22 Oct 2017

A fantastic free afternoon of circus performance and workshops plus craft activities, themed to celebrate Drill House 150, our project to explore the history of this former military Drill Hall.

The Hippodrome Circus
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Sun 22 Oct 2017

A truly amazing and hilarious show full of all manner of ghosts, ghouls and crazy goings on! The Halloween Spooktacular is perfect for all the family and undoubtedly the best way to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year.

Medieval Town Wall
Great Yarmouth Minster

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 22 Oct 2017

Great Yarmouth's Medieval wall is the second most complete in the country. Walk it with our trained heritage tour guide and find out why and how it was built.

Motor Racing (Image courtesy of Rob Coleman)
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Sun 22 Oct 2017

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

Time & Tide Museum
Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Mon 23 Oct 2017

An eccentric, nostalgic & utterly entertaining look at British beach holidays, afternoon teas and country fair games. Test yourself at tea trivia, take a shot at our tin-can alley and have a sweet treat at our '70s style confectionary shop.

Greyhound Racing
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Mon 23 Oct 2017

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

The Hippodrome Circus
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Mon 23 Oct 2017

A truly amazing and hilarious show full of all manner of ghosts, ghouls and crazy goings on! The Halloween Spooktacular is perfect for all the family and undoubtedly the best way to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year.

Great Yarmouth's Golden Mile
Wellington Pier

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Tue 24 Oct 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.

The Hippodrome Circus
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Tue 24 Oct 2017

A truly amazing and hilarious show full of all manner of ghosts, ghouls and crazy goings on! The Halloween Spooktacular is perfect for all the family and undoubtedly the best way to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year.

Winterton-on-Sea

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