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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)

Mon 27 Feb 2017

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

Never Had It So Good
Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Wed 11 Jan - Sun 5 Mar 2017

Emerging from austerity and rationing, the 1950's was a time when Britain led the world in the quality and innovation of its decorative and applied arts, and when good design became affordable by all.

Mardi Gras
The Drill House - SeaChange Arts

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 28 Feb 2017

An international celebration of Mardi Gras, with food, dance, music, customs and people from across the globe.

Pancake Races
Great Yarmouth Market Square

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Tue 28 Feb 2017

Join us in the Market Square for Pancake Races and a World Record attempt by Great Yarmouth College to create the tallest stack of pancakes!

Annie - By Cliff Park High School
St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Wed 1 - Thu 2 Mar 2017

Come along and support the incredibly talented students from Cliff Park as they tell the story of Annie, the poor young orphan girl who is given a chance to build a better life.

Greyhound Racing
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Wed 1 Mar 2017

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

Circus of Horrors
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (3 miles, 4 km)

Thu 2 - Fri 3 Mar 2017

The Circus of Horrors “The Never-ending Nightmare” spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre, brave & beautiful acts all woven into an Alice in Horrorland type story.

Fatback Band
The Cliff Hotel

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

Fri 3 Mar 2017

The Fatback band are coming to Gorleston! The Band that gave us the hit anthems 'I Found Lovin'...... '(Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop' .... and not forgetting the top hit '(Do The) Spanish Hustle'

Ted Ellis - Norfolk's Man of Nature
Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Fri 3 Mar 2017

‘The life and times of Norfolk’s favourite naturalist, TV personality, and former Keeper of Natural History at Norwich Castle’ A talk by John Holdaway, Natural History Trainee with Norfolk Museums Service.

ABBA Reunion Tribute Show
St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 4 Mar 2017

Starring the original 'Frida' from the London West End cast! Superbly accurate vocals, harmonies, guitar, keyboards plus back line musicians combined with stunning iconic replica costumes, choreography and set.

Amateur Championship Boxing
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (3 miles, 4 km)

Sat 4 Mar 2017

Kingfisher Amateur Boxing Club presents Amateur Championship Boxing, featuring the Eastern Counties Junior Championships and the stars of the Kingfisher Club.

Electro 80's
The Cliff Hotel

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

Sat 4 Mar 2017

The UK's Premier 1980's Electronica Tribute Band Featuring the music of The Human League, Kraftwerk, Visage, John Foxx, Devo, Numan, Ultravox, OMD, Depeche Mode and more!

Greyhound Racing
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Sat 4 Mar 2017

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

American & Classic Car Display
Anchor Plaza

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 5 Mar 2017

Join the East Coast Pirates Car Club throughout the year at the Anchor Plaza to enjoy some of the finest classic vehicles ever to be produced by Uncle Sam.

Sleeping Beauty Ballet Cinema screening
St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 5 Mar 2017

Cinema screening from the Royal Opera House. The Sleeping Beauty is the pinnacle of classical ballet: a perfect marriage of Petipa's choreography, Tchaikovsky's music and a glorious challenge for every dancer onstage.

Greyhound Racing
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Mon 6 Mar 2017

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

DPA Presents The Romeo & Juliet Showcase
St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Wed 8 Mar 2017

Join D16 Performing Arts College students at their ACTING SHOWCASE for a passionate and innovative recreation of the world’s greatest love story.

Greyhound Racing
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Wed 8 Mar 2017

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

A Brave New World: British Advertising in 1950's
Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Fri 10 Mar 2017

A talk by Alistair Moir (History of Advertising Trust) Looking back through examples of advertising from the 1950's, this talk will focus on the post war development of advertising and the impact of commercial television in 1955.

Pizza & Tipples
The Drill House - SeaChange Arts

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 10 Mar 2017

A fortnightly feast of fresh cooked wood-fired pizza, local ales and live entertainment. Join us for a family-friendly after school treat or for an alternative night on the town.

Greyhound Racing
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Sat 11 Mar 2017

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

Greyhound Racing
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Mon 13 Mar 2017

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

Greyhound Racing
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Wed 15 Mar 2017

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

Tony Stockwell
St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Thu 16 Mar 2017

It’s NOT creepy or kooky, mysterious or spooky. It’s Psychic Medium Tony Stockwell demonstrating his belief that those who have passed can communicate with their loved ones.

Winterton-on-Sea

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