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A thriving retail sector

The borough of Great Yarmouth has a number of shopping districts, with shops in the town centres of both Great Yarmouth and Gorleston-on-Sea as well as several out of town retail parks located on the western edges of Great Yarmouth.

A particular feature of the area is the high number of independent shops and stores - 68% of all shops in the town centre area are run by independent operators. Popular locations for smaller independent shops include The Rows and the Victoria Arcade.

Great Yarmouth is unique in that it has both a permanent market and a transitional open-air market, operational on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with space and stalls available to buy or rent. Contact the borough council's Market Officer for more details.

Shops in Great Yarmouth town centre are concentrated around the large market place where Market Gates Shopping Mall can also be found, and along the pedestrianised section of Regent Road which leads from the town centre to the seafront. Gorleston-on-Sea has a traditional high street, populated with high-street names and some independent shops.

Out of town retail parks are home to the usual big-name stores and tend to be located near to large industrial estates where retail services for businesses can also be found.

Smaller shopping areas can be found in Caister-on-Sea and the large village of Martham.

Retail units are available to rent in many locations and can be found in the online property search.

Support for retail businesses is available from a number of organisations.

The Gorleston Traders Association supports retail businesses in Gorleston-on-Sea in particular.

Great Yarmouth Town Centre Partnership covers Great Yarmouth town centre and is the organisation that runs the Great Yarmouth retail business improvement district (gyBID). The TCP runs a number of events to animate the town cenetre and encourage more shoppers.

The Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area Ltd (GYTABIA) supports retail businesses in all other areas of the borough and runs a number of sector group meetings for retail businesses throughout the year. The majority of retail premises pay a levy to either the gyBID or the GYTABIA as per the business improvement district's business plan.

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Shops in Great Yarmouth

Mannings Hair Consultants

01493 855922

Mannings Hair Consultants, Great Yarmouth offers a full range of unisex services for all ages.

Priory Kitchens & Interiors

01493 662956

Priory Kitchens & Interiors in Gorleston-on-Sea near Great Yarmouth manufacture bespoke pine and oak hand made furniture including fitted kitchens, bedroom and dining furniture and much more.

Fashion Wheel

01493 850104

Temporarily closed. 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.

Tool Store

07766 580969

Tool Store on Great Yarmouth Market has a selection of tools and equipment to help you carry out your DIY tasks including tools - screwdrivers, spanners, paints and other household goods.



Farmfoods new to Great Yarmouth, the frozen food specialists. Stock up your freezer with quality items at great value and keep the whole family satisfied.

Premier - Round About Stores

01493 843224

Premier, Great Yarmouth, is a convenience store selling essential provisions, tobacco products and news. Open from early morning until late evening, Premier is there when you need it most.


01493 853548

Claire's, Great Yarmouth, is an ideal place to find a range of pretty accessories for any occasion and lots of perfect gifts for girls. Whether it's hair accessories, jewellery, bags, socks or sweets, Claire's has it all.


01493 653794

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

Phone Genie

01493 859972

Phone Genie in Great Yarmouth, for all your mobile phone accesories, unlocking and much more!

Tesco Extra

0845 677 9757

Tesco Extra, Great Yarmouth, is a huge store selling a vast range of items from groceries to fashions and everything for the home. Tesco Extra has its own cafe, opticians, pharmacy and petrol station. It really is a one stop shop.

The Barber Shoppe

The Barber Shoppe, Great Yarmouth, specialises in men's haircuts, colours, beard trimming and shaving. The Barber Shoppe's curious permanent resident 'Sweeney,' an African Grey parrot, will keep you entertained during your visit.

Black Sheep Tattoo & Piercing

01493 302737

Black Sheep Tattoo & Piercing in Gorleston on Sea near Great Yarmouth, professional body artists and profesional make-up also available.

The Carphone Warehouse

0870 168 2936

The Carphone Warehouse, Great Yarmouth, is part of a national chain specialising in mobile phones and accessories, and other technology such as laptops and gaming items.

Mobile Solutions

01493 331115

Mobile Solutions, Great Yarmouth, a good place to browse for mobile phones, accessories and for advice and support including recycling, repairs and unlocking.

Topps Tiles

01493 441177

Topps Tiles, Great Yarmouth, specialises in a fantastic range of indoor and outdoor coverings for floors and walls and a great range of accessories and customer sevices. Topps tiles have tiles to suit every taste and budget.

Revive Boutique

01493 854599

Revive Boutique, Great Yarmouth, is the perfect place to find new and pre-loved brands and labels ladies clothing. Also a selection of handbags, jewellery and accessories available..

Lusa Mini Market

01493 859998

Lusa Mini Market, Great Yarmouth, is a convenience store located on St. Peters Road, selling groceries and essential items.


01493 330313

Sainsbury's, Great Yarmouth, is much more than just a supermarket, stocking a huge range of products in store including groceries, clothing, homewares, toys & games and electrical items and applicances.


0845 330 3330

Matalan, Great Yarmouth, sells a great range of contemporary fashions for all the family, homewares and gift items at fantastic prices.

Clubworld Clothing

01493 331535

Clubworld Clothing, Great Yarmouth, are the specialists in designer street and club wear and ladies designer label footwear. If it's street style or a knockout party number you're after, check out Club World.

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