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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

Barkers

Barkers

Great Yarmouth

Barkers, Great Yarmouth, sells a wide range of seaside items including confectionery, souvenirs, gifts and beach goods. Barkers specialises in collectibles.

Fancy Fair

Fancy Fair

Great Yarmouth

Fancy Fair, Great Yarmouth, sells traditional seaside fayre including beach goods, hats, sunglasses, inflatables and fun play items.

Cottage Jewels

Cottage Jewels

Great Yarmouth

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

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!

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.

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.

Delilah Minimart

Delilah Minimart

Great Yarmouth

Delilah Minimart, Great Yarmouth, sells a range of items including newspapers and magazines, confectionery, non-alcoholic drinks, top ups, ice-creams, tobacco products and other sundries.

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.

Craftmania

Craftmania

Great Yarmouth

Craftmania, Great Yarmouth, is the ideal place to visit for all your craft needs. Whether it's a creative piece of school homework or a magnificent masterpiece, you will find all the materials you are likely to need at Craftmania.

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PerfumMagnifique

Great Yarmouth

ParfumMagnifique in Great Yarmouth, sells a range of perfumes and aftershaves direct to the public.

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.

Western World & Klobber

Western World & Klobber

Great Yarmouth

Western World & Klobber, Great Yarmouth, combines country style with practical items, specialising in items such as belts, buckles and t-shirts. A popular choice with locals and visitors.

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.

Bags Galore

Bags Galore

Great Yarmouth

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

Night Fever

Night Fever

Great Yarmouth

Night Fever, Great Yarmouth, situated on the bustling pedestrianised Regent Road sells ladies lingerie, nightwear, swimwear, hosiery and underwear.

Cash Generator

Cash Generator

Great Yarmouth

Cash Generator, Great Yarmouth, buy and sell selected pre-owned items at reasonable prices.

Model Shop

Model Shop

Great Yarmouth

Visit the Model Shop in Great Yarmouth to find a selection of wooden models to create including animals and vehicles.

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.

Tickles

Tickles

Great Yarmouth

Tickles, Great Yarmouth, is a familiar and fun store in the town, renowned for selling a superb range of joke and novelty items including magic tricks, wigs and masks, fancy dress items, gifts and gadgets.

Martyn's

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.

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Urban Face

Great Yarmouth

Urban Face in Great Yarmouth on pedestrianised Regent Road, sells a great range menswear including swimwear.

Poundland

Poundland

Great Yarmouth

Poundland, Great Yarmouth, is an excellent place to buy useful personal, household and office items at great prices.

Ladies & Mens Factory

Ladies & Mens Factory

Great Yarmouth

Ladies & Mens Factory, Great Yarmouth, sells a range of ladies, mens and boys clothing. Specialising in larger sizes at very reasonable prices.

Norfolk Leather Centre

Norfolk Leather Centre

Great Yarmouth

Norfolk Leather Centre, Great Yarmouth, sells a great range of leather garments and products including motorcycling wear, jackets, belts and bags. Repairs and alterations to leather garments are also undertaken here.

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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