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Explore the area with fantastic places to visit in Great Yarmouth

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The seaside town of Great Yarmouth is uniquely located on a sandbank between the North Sea and the river Yare, with winding Broads to the north, south and west forming the start of the Broads National Park. Throughout Great Yarmouth you'll find lovely seaside towns and villages all along the coastline, surrounded by stunning Norfolk countryside, dotted with windmills and yacht sails flapping above the hedgerows. Come and explore the area.

Great Yarmouth boasts a total of 15 miles of glorious golden beaches to choose from, stretching from Hopton-on-Sea in the south right up to Winterton-on-Sea in the north before you get into North Norfolk.

The beaches in Great Yarmouth form a stunning coastline with something to suit everyone, from quiet deserted beaches with sand dunes and not another soul in sight to traditional seaside family fun beaches with bouncy castles, deck chairs and donkey rides usually found at Hemsby, Great Yarmouth and Gorleston-on-Sea. Don't miss the Golden Mile along Great Yarmouth seafront when you're here.

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Explore 15 miles of wide, simply stunning beaches

Great Yarmouth North Beach

Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth's North Beach is a glorious sandy beach to the north of the seafront. Wide sand dunes, perfect for dog walking at any time of year, leading to a quiet, wide sandy beach facing towards Scroby Sands Wind Farm.

Great Yarmouth Central Beach

Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth's Central Beach is a glorious sandy beach between Britannia and Wellington Piers adjacent to Marine Parade and makes the ideal location for a family day at the seaside.

Great Yarmouth South Beach

Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth's South Beach is to the south of Wellington Pier. The wide sandy beach with its grassy sand dunes is ideal for families who want a quieter stretch of beach while still being close to all of the attractions and amenities.

Winterton-on-Sea Beach

Great Yarmouth

Winterton-on-Sea near Great Yarmouth has mile upon mile of pale, sandy beach and sand dunes stretching into the distance.

Scratby Beach

Great Yarmouth

Scratby Beach near Great Yarmouth is a wide curving, ochre-coloured, quiet sand and shingle beach found at the base of low sand cliffs. Perfect for long walks with the dog or without from autumn to spring or for long lazy days in summer.

Gorleston-on-Sea Beach

Gorleston-on-Sea

Gorleston-on-Sea Beach, near Great Yarmouth. Grassy cliffs with pitch & putt, bowling greens, tennis and basketball courts, trim trail, children's playground and gardens leading down via slopes or stairs to a long promenade.

Caister North Beach

Caister-on-Sea

Caister on Sea's North Beach near Great Yarmouth has a long concrete esplanade and sand dunes leading to a wide sandy, golden beach.

Hopton-on-Sea Beach

Great Yarmouth

Hopton-on-Sea Beach near Great Yarmouth is a lovely sandy beach stretching down the coast towards Suffolk. The wide sandy beach is punctuated with groynes and runs alonside low grassy cliffs.

Hemsby Beach

Hemsby

Hemsby Beach, near Great Yarmouth is a lively village resort with shops, amusements, attractions and cafes. The stunning golden, wide sandy beach with its grassy sand dunes makes this a popular choice with visitors.

Caister South Beach

Caister-on-Sea

Caister's South Beach near Great Yarmouth starts from behind Caister's Independent Lifeboat Station. Wide dunes lead down to a glorious, golden, sandy beach.

California Beach

Great Yarmouth

California Beach near Great Yarmouth is a lovely, wide, sand and shingle beach at the bottom of low sandy cliffs, merging with Scratby Beach. Peaceful and picturesque part of the coastline accessed via steep steps.

Places to go in Great Yarmouth

Whether you're staying in Great Yarmouth, Caister-on-Sea, Gorleston-on-Sea, Clippesby, Hemsby, Burgh Castle, Hopton-on-Sea or anywhere in between, there's loads of places to go and things to do.

In Great Yarmouth itself, with Britannia Pier to the north and Wellington Pier to the south, Central Beach stretches along the Golden Mile of seafront amusements, entertainment and attractions with plenty of restaurants and cafés, making it one of the best places to visit. Gorleston-on-Sea with its huge bay, new children's Splash Pad and yacht pond is a firm family favourite beach along with the spacious beach at Hemsby Hole.

Escape inland for wide open skies, Norfolk countryside, quaint Norfolk villages and the famous Norfolk Broads where day boats, canoes and stand up paddleboards can be hired. The nearest place to hire a day boat in the borough is in Martham or St. Olaves. Rollesby, Ormesby and Filby surround the famous, tranquil Trinity Broads with some fabulous walks and great places to eat and admire the view where rowing boats can also be hired.

We've also got some great open spaces and parks, with nautically themed playgrounds for the kids to tear around.

If you're looking for somewhere to go for a bite to eat, we've got hundreds of places to eat in Great Yarmouth; you can find restaurants, pubs, tea rooms and cafés to tempt every taste bud and suit every pocket in every town and village.

Welcome to Great Yarmouth, where you're guaranteed to have a fun holiday with plenty of places to visit.

Messing about on the river

Martham Boats Day Boat Hire

Great Yarmouth

Martham Boats in Martham near Great Yarmouth have a range of day boats and half-deckers available to hire for the day for up to six people. We have an electric and a diesel day boat.

Day Boat Hire

Great Yarmouth

Bridge Stores in St Olaves, Great Yarmouth, have two hire craft available all year round.

Martham Ferry Day Boat Hire - Orbit

Great Yarmouth

Open now! Day boat hire on the Norfolk Broads, enjoy the charm of inland rivers & lakes of the Broads from the water. 6 seat day boat. Easy to handle with full instructions given. Pets welcome. Phone payments only.

Rowing boats & dinghies

Great Yarmouth

At The Waterside on the banks of Rollesby Broad, self-drive rowing or electric outboard dinghies seating three to six people are available to hire by the hour. Perfect for exploring this quiet stretch of water.

Martham Ferry Picnic Boat Hire - Comet

Great Yarmouth

Day boat hire on the Norfolk Broads, enjoy the charm of inland rivers & lakes of the Broads from the water. 10 seat picnic boat. Easy to handle, full instructions given. Pets welcome. Prices include life jackets, fuel, insurance & parking.

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Yarmouth Stadium

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