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Mystery of godly eyes staring over golden sands

Sea god Neptune stares out to the waves at a Norfolk beach in a piece of artwork that is mystifying locals.

The bearded face, another figure and a fish, are carved into a wooden post at a sea defence groyne on Gorleston beach just south of Great Yarmouth.

But no-one knows whether the creations are the work of a modern day “Banksy of the Breakwaters”, or date back to when the defences were built more than 40 years ago.

They are carved with artistic skill and would have taken some time to create, but their exact origin remains shrouded in doubt.

Finding the art is part of the fun of beachcombing and exploring the sands which are at their lushest for years – and this summer have played host to two national sporting events, a schools sailing regatta and round of the UK Beach Volleyball tour.

Both events are supported by the Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement District, which is using a £2.4m pot from levy payers to stage events, and increase marketing in a drive to attract more visitors to the area, and boost the local economy.

BID board member Kevin Huggins said: “Gorleston is on the up, and the best beach we have ever had is helping.

“The shops are buoyant and facilities are attracting the right kind of people who are saying the right things about us.

“The breakwater carvings are a mystery to me too – but are another reason to come and explore,” he added.

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Shops on Regent Road

Bags Galore

Bags Galore

Great Yarmouth

Bags Galore, Great Yarmouth, sells a range of seaside goods including gifts, confectionery and cuddly toys.

Fashion Wheel

Fashion Wheel

Great Yarmouth

Fashion Wheel, Great Yarmouth, is located on Regent Road, the main shopping street leading down to the seafront. Fashion Wheel sells a wide range of ladies fashions to suit a variety of shapes and sizes.

AB Computers

AB Computers

Great Yarmouth

AB Computers, Great Yarmouth, specialise in the retail, repair, upgrade and diagnosis of PC’s & laptops. Stocking a wide range of items, AB Computers will source, quote and order other computer related items for its customers.

Regent Photographics

Regent Photographics

Great Yarmouth

Regent Photographics, Great Yarmouth, specialise in the sale of popular brands of photographic equipment and accessories including cameras, binoculars, telescopes, holdalls, film and batteries. Great for amateurs or professionals.

Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder

Great Yarmouth

Sue Ryder, Great Yarmouth, is a charity shop selling a variety of good quality items at great prices for a worthwhile cause.

Cottage Jewels

Cottage Jewels

Great Yarmouth

Cottage Jewels, Great Yarmouth, specialises in hand crafted bespoke jewellery and sells a range of other craft gifts.

The Chinese Shop

The Chinese Shop

Great Yarmouth

The Chinese Shop, Great Yarmouth, is a unique store selling a variety of high quality arts, crafts, fancy goods, gifts and garments sourced from Hong Kong and China. An oriental treasure trove in the heart of the town.

Martyns Walk Round Store

Martyn's

Great Yarmouth

Martyn's, Great Yarmouth, is a long established shop selling a great range of gifts and novelty items. Popular with locals and visitors alike, Martyn's stock ornaments, jewellery, hair accessories, fancy dress items and fabulous gifts.

M Print

M Print

Great Yarmouth

M Print, Great Yarmouth, is a well established family business with over 25 years experience in printing services, specialising in personalised stationery, t-shirts and gifts.

Pownalls

Pownalls & Sons

Great Yarmouth

Pownalls & Sons, Great Yarmouth, is a long established family business specialising in equipment for outdoor pursuits including angling, archery, paintball and combat wear.

Good Times

Good Times

Great Yarmouth

Good Times, Great Yarmouth, is a popular shop with visitors to Great Yarmouth, selling a range of music and dvd's including traditional and Irish musical favourites and comedy recordings.

Smugglers Cove

Smugglers Cove

Great Yarmouth

Smugglers Cove, Great Yarmouth, sells a range of holiday items including beach goods, confectionery, souvenirs, gifts and novelties.

Vogue

Vogue

Great Yarmouth

Vogue, Great Yarmouth, sells the widest range of items imagineable at its Regent Road store, including gifts and collectibles, beach goods, clothing and garden items.

When It's Gone................... It's Gone

When It's Gone............... It's Gone

Great Yarmouth

When It's Gone............... It's Gone, located at the town centre end of pedestrianised Regent Road. Fashions for all the family at great prices.

Cat Walk

Cat Walk

Great Yarmouth

Cat Walk, Great Yarmouth, is a great place to shop for contemporary ladies fashions. Whether for a special occasion or just treating yourself, Cat Walk has a great range of items.

Fashion Choice

Fashion Choice

Great Yarmouth

Fashion Choice, Great Yarmouth, sells a good range of mens, ladies and childrens wear at very reasonable prices, including many popular themed items.

Fashion Wheel

Fashion Wheel

Great Yarmouth

Fashion Wheel, Great Yarmouth, is located on Regent Road, the main shopping street leading down to the seafront. Fashion Wheel sells a wide range of ladies fashions to suit a variety of shapes and sizes.

Gray's House of Candy

Gray's House of Candy

Great Yarmouth

Gray's House of Candy, Great Yarmouth, on the bustling pedestrianised Regent Road sells a wide range of sweet treats and confectionery gifts.

The Leather Shop

The Leather Shop

Great Yarmouth

The Leather Shop, Great Yarmouth, stocks a wide range of women and men's leather clothing, as well as a biker, gothic and western clothing and casual wear for all the family. Also within this venue is The Bowls Shop for lawn bowls gear.

Bizarre Bizarre

Bizarre Bizarre

Great Yarmouth

Bizarre Bizarre, Great Yarmouth, is an excellent place to shop for unique and unusual craft gifts and items at very reasonable prices.

Shoes Galore

Shoes Galore

Great Yarmouth

Shoes Galore, Great Yarmouth, sells a good range of footwear in many styles and sizes. From sandals to snug boots, cosy slippers to pumps, you'll find them all at very reasonable prices at Shoes Galore.

Top Tees

Top Tees

Great Yarmouth

Top Tees, Great Yarmouth, specialise in personalised t-shirt printing.

Babygrow Street

Babygrow Street

Great Yarmouth

Babygrow Street, Great Yarmouth, sells a huge range of personalised babywear, novelty babygrows with cute slogans, strollers, high chairs, car seats and children's wear embellished with popular characters/favourites.

Docwras Rock Factory & Shop

Docwras Rock Factory & Shop

Great Yarmouth

Docwras Rock Factory & Shop, Great Yarmouth, has a long history in the town going back over a century. Come and watch seaside rock being made and see the fabulous range of rock and confectionery on display in the shop. Sweet heaven!

Paul Johnson Flightline UK- Team Raven 2

Amazing airshow for Great Yarmouth in 2017

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Maritime Festival 2017

Earl of Pembroke

Maritime Festival 2017 - historic Great Yarmouth on the sea.

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Hembsy Summer Fun

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