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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

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.

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.

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.

Top Tees

Top Tees

Great Yarmouth

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

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.

Once It's Gone ................... It's Gone

Once It's Gone ...... It's Gone

Great Yarmouth

Once It's Gone ...... It's Gone, Great Yarmouth, sells a range of ladies fashions at great prices.

Ambers Gift Shop

Ambers Gift Shop

Great Yarmouth

Ambers, Great Yarmouth, is a long established gift shop located on the main Regent Road shopping street leading to the seafront. Ambers has a great selection of gifts and traditional seaside souvenirs.

The Sock Stop

The Sock Stop

Great Yarmouth

The name say's it all! The Sock Stop in Regent Road has all your footwear needs in every colour and size.

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Great Yarmouth

Sweet Dreams, Great Yarmouth, is a sweet lover's heaven. Take a nostalgic step back into this olde worlde styled sweet shop and you'll be spoilt for choice with the wide range of sweet treats and gifts available.

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.

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.

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.

MK Fashion

MK Fashion

Great Yarmouth

MK Fashion, Great Yarmouth, sells a range of contemporary young fashions, including a great selection of popular themed children's clothing.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cash Generator

Cash Generator

Great Yarmouth

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

Cottage Jewels

Cottage Jewels

Great Yarmouth

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

Fancy Fair

Fancy Fair

Great Yarmouth

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

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.

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!

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.

Gordon Linens

Gordon Linens

Great Yarmouth

Gordon Linens, on pedestrianised Regent Road in Great Yarmouth, is a great place to shop for towels, bedding, curtains and blinds, pet beds and much more. Popular children's character items available.

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Maritime Festival 2017

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Maritime Festival 2017 - historic Great Yarmouth on the sea.

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