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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

75th Anniversary of the bombing of St. Nicholas
Great Yarmouth Minster

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 24 Jun - Sat 8 Jul 2017

An exhibition of Great Yarmouth in the Second World War to commerate the 75th Anniversary of the bombing of St. Nicholas Church on 25th June 1941.

Great Yarmouth Bike Project
Great Yarmouth Bike Project

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 24 Jun 2017

A FREE 60-90 minute family friendly heritage cycle tour of Great Yarmouth, covering 4 different topics - Crime & Punishment, Wartime, Seaside Heritage and The Fishing Industry.

Greyhound Racing
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Sat 24 Jun 2017

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

Quayside Plaza
Quayside Plaza

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 24 Jun 2017

Celebrate Spring time with a three course A La Carte menu with jazz and blues music.

Jonathan Wyatt and the Big Band
Great Yarmouth Minster

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 24 Jun 2017

Jonathan Wyatt and the Big Band playing 1940's music - Retiring collection.

Ministry of Sound Club Classics at Tower Arena
The Tower

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 24 Jun 2017

The most renowned club brand on the international circuit, Ministry of Sound will be returning to the Tower Arena for their exclusive East of England residency with a special guest set from Yomanda.

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!

Stage Door Youth Theatre
Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

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

Sat 24 Jun 2017

Stage Door Youth Theatre will be bringing two hours of entertainment from our talented students this summer. Our Early Doors and Junior members will take over the first act with a rousing performance of The Jungle Book.

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.

1940's Fair
Great Yarmouth Market Place

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 25 Jun 2017

Join us in Great Yarmouth Market Place for our 1940's Fair to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the bombing of St. Nicholas Church.

75th Anniversary Service
Great Yarmouth Minster

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 25 Jun 2017

Join us for a special service to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the bombing of St. Nicholas Church.

Caister Carnival
King George V Playing Field

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

Sun 25 Jun 2017

A 'Village Experience' Carnival with a procession, who will be crowned Carnival Queen? Featuring a Poultry and a Pet show with music, games and activities.

Medieval Town Wall
Great Yarmouth Minster

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 25 Jun 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.

Stage Door Youth Theatre
Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

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

Sun 25 Jun 2017

Stage Door Youth Theatre will be bringing two hours of entertainment from our talented students this summer. Our Early Doors and Junior members will take over the first act with a rousing performance of The Jungle Book.

Greyhound Racing
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Mon 26 Jun 2017

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

Original images of Suspension Bridge Disaster
The White Swan

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 27 Jun 2017

In this holiday walk led by one of our trained heritage guides, visit the places associated with the Great Yarmouth's suspension bridge disaster and find out how, where and why it happened.

The Rows
The Fishermen's Hospital

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Tue 27 Jun 2017

Great Yarmouth has its fair share of unpleasant and murderous stories to tell, join one of our trained heritage tour guides on this wicked walk and hear all of the gory details!

Summer Season Show
Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

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

Tue 27 Jun 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.

Battle of the Bands
The Tower

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Wed 28 Jun 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 28 Jun 2017

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

Rainbow of Music
Britannia Pier

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 30 Jun 2017

The seven Great Yarmouth town Schools (GY7) and two guest schools from the wider Borough have come together to provide an extravaganza of song and dance to celebrate Music with a colourful theme.

Jump Warehouse
Jump Warehouse

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

Fri 30 Jun 2017

Come along to our Hawaiian Themed Party! 2 fun filled hours of games and music with Giant ball Volleyball, Limbo and a hula hoop competition.

Horse Racing
Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

Fri 30 Jun 2017

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

Jive Bunnies
Great Yarmouth Minster

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 30 Jun 2017

Jive Bunnies will be performing Swing Jive, Lindy Hop and Balboa to the great sound of the 30's, 40's and 50's. So get your dancing shoes on and come along.

Winterton-on-Sea

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