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Really useful information for visitors to the Maritime Festival

If you're coming to Great Yarmouth for the Maritime Festival, you'll need to know where to stay, where to park, what else there is to see and do, and where you can eat, so you can plan a great weekend away.
Where to stay
Local attractions
Other events
Local heritage

Getting here and car parking

Getting to Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival is easy and there are hundreds of car parking spaces in Great Yarmouth on arrival, plenty for everyone. The RAC event signs will send you in the direction of the festival, however there is no parking on site itself. There are several car parks within easy walking distance of South Quay. See our map for more information or click here to check SATNAV postcodes for individual car parks and their charges. Watch out for the one way system through the centre of town. Long stay car parks are marked with a blue car, short stay with a red car. Free on street parking is also available, but check the signs for residents only areas.


A small amount of temporary disabled parking spaces will be available at the southern end of the festival site. Spaces for cars displaying valid blue badges are   available around the Town Hall and in nearby Stonecutters Way, Middlegate and King Street car parks.

Wheelchair users please note that there is a section of uneven cobblestones towards the north end of historic South Quay near the Town Hall. To avoid this uneven surface which you may find difficult or uncomfortable to navigate, please use the south and middle gate entrances.

Should you require hire of a wheelchair for this or any other Great Yarmouth event, please contact the British Red Cross on 01493 663626 (Monday to Friday 10am-4pm).

Tourist Information 

Great Yarmouth has a great range of accommodation from cosy B&B's to large hotels, from campsites and caravan parks to fabulous holiday parks complete with swimming pools and on-site entertainment, many of which can be booked on-line. There are also plenty of cafés and restaurants so you won't go hungry. 

The Maritime Festival is set in the heart of the heritage quarter on historic South Quay where you will find several museums. Once you've visited the Maritime Festival, you'll find plenty more to see and do, from the Pleasure Beach to the Model Village to family attractions, amusements, the town centre and of course the beach.

September is a great month for events in Great Yarmouth, so check out What's On with our handy guide. Maritime Festival takes place at the same time as Heritage Open Days and is followed by the Out There Festival, the Eastern Festival of Racing and then the East Coast Run in October! 

Questions? Call our friendly Tourist Information Centre on 01493 846346. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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