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Visit Winterton-on-Sea a chocolate box seaside village near Great Yarmouth

Mentioned in the Domesday book, Winterton-on-Sea is the most northern seaside village in the borough of Great Yarmouth.

It's a small, historic village, picture-perfect with beautiful floral displays and pretty little thatched cottages. The village also has a stunning backdrop inland of majestic white wind turbines towards the villages of East and Wester Somerton, and mile after mile of pale sandy beach backed by sand dunes.

It is the perfect location for a seaside holiday away from it all without an amusement arcade in sight.

A range of holiday accommodation is available along with a friendly beach side café, great village pub, local shop, Post Office as well as a popular fish and chip takeaway.

There are some superb walks starting from Winterton, and a generous slice of home made cake waiting in the beach café on your return.

The village's parish church, Holy Trinity, is a truly magnificent building with one of the tallest church towers in Norfolk at over 130 feet. Elements of the church date from the 13th century, with the tower being built around 200 years later. The church was restored in the late 1800s and is well worth a visit. When fishermen set sail from Winterton, they used to use the tower as an important landmark to help guide them home. 

Winterton Dunes are a National Nature Reserve, a haven for birdwatching and wildlife with little tern and seal colonies in residence along with the rare Natterjack toad.

At Winterton-on-Sea and north along the coast to Horsey, the Broads overlap with the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where in the winter seal pups are born on the beach. A viewing area is available a short walk from Horsey.

Winterton walks

Winterton Walks

Download this great little book of five walks in and around Winterton-on-Sea. From a 1.5mile village stroll to longer leg strecthes, this is a great way to explore the surrounding area. 

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What's On over the new few days

Jawsome Sharks
Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Tue 26 Mar - Mon 6 May 2019

Take a dive into the deep at SEA LIFE GREAT YARMOUTH this spring and become the newest recruits of the Jawsome Rangers and fulfill the mission of finding the missing shark teeth.

Pirates Live!
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Thu 18 - Fri 19 Apr 2019

Join Jack Jay and Johnny Mac for a brand new pirate adventure. Pirates Live! is without a doubt the UK’s no.1 Live action Pirate show, featuring acrobats, aerialists and of course lots of rum too!

Bongo's Bingo
Ocean Room

Gorleston-on-Sea (3 miles, 4 km)

Fri 19 - Sat 20 Apr 2019

Bongo's Bingo hosts the most outrageous bingo known to man. Expect impromptu raves, dance offs and prizes so bad they’re good. Bongo’s Bingo turns a predisposed evening of bingo on its head and we promise you that you’ll love every second.'

Pirates Live!
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 20 - Mon 22 Apr 2019

Join Jack Jay and Johnny Mac for a brand new pirate adventure. Pirates Live! is without a doubt the UK’s no.1 Live action Pirate show, featuring acrobats, aerialists and of course lots of rum too!

Yarmouth Stadium
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Sat 20 Apr 2019

Greyhound Racing is an action packed evening every Monday, Thursday and Saturday evening.

Seriously Collins
Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Gorleston-on-Sea (3 miles, 4 km)

Sat 20 Apr 2019

Featuring highly experienced professional musicians, Seriously Phil Collins is the ultimate tribute. This lively none stop show guarantees you a truly amazing experience both musically and visually.

American & Classic Car Display
Anchor Plaza

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 21 Apr 2019

Join the East Coast Pirates Car Club throughout the year at the Anchor Plaza to enjoy some of the finest classic vehicles ever to be produced by Uncle Sam and from the UK.

Easter Eggtravaganza
The Waterways

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Sun 21 Apr 2019

Join us this Easter Sunday, 21st April between 11am and 2pm, for a whole host of FUN and FREE activities to mark the opening of the Waterways end of the park.

Annual Charity Duck Races (Image - Adrian Buck)
The Waterways

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Sun 21 Apr 2019

The Annual Charity Duck Race, organised by the Great Yarmouth Haven Rotary Club is a fun event which raises money for many worthy causes taking place in the recently restored Venetian Waterways.

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk
Great Yarmouth Minster

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 21 Apr 2019

Isolated on the east coast, fear of pirates and invasion gave the people of Great Yarmouth a distinct last frontier mentality. Once King John granted the town its Charter, a wall was the answer.

Motor Racing (Image courtesy of Rob Coleman)
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Sun 21 Apr 2019

Come and enjoy the thrill of motor racing at Great Yarmouth Stadium, in conjunction with Spedeworth International Motor Racing.

Yarmouth Stadium
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Mon 22 Apr 2019

Greyhound Racing is an action packed evening every Monday, Thursday and Saturday evening.

Gory Stories on a Wicked Walk Heritage Guided Walk
Great Yarmouth Minster

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Tue 23 Apr 2019

From the strange and curious to the dark and murderous, Great Yarmouth is home to many gruesome and macabre tales. Join a trained guide on this wicked walk to hear all the gory details.

Pirates Live!
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Wed 24 Apr 2019

Join Jack Jay and Johnny Mac for a brand new pirate adventure. Pirates Live! is without a doubt the UK’s no.1 Live action Pirate show, featuring acrobats, aerialists and of course lots of rum too!

Easter Fair
Great Yarmouth Market Place

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Thu 25 - Sun 28 Apr 2019

Great Yarmouth's annual Easter fair returns for four days from 25 April to 28 April 2019.

Yarmouth Stadium
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Thu 25 Apr 2019

Greyhound Racing is an action packed evening every Monday, Thursday and Saturday evening.

A Night at the Music Hall
Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Gorleston-on-Sea (3 miles, 4 km)

Thu 25 - Fri 26 Apr 2019

Dusmagrik Young People's Theatre company return to the Pavilion to present A Night At The Music Hall.

Pirates Live!
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Fri 26 Apr 2019

Join Jack Jay and Johnny Mac for a brand new pirate adventure. Pirates Live! is without a doubt the UK’s no.1 Live action Pirate show, featuring acrobats, aerialists and of course lots of rum too!

A Night at the Music Hall
Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

Gorleston-on-Sea (3 miles, 4 km)

Sat 27 Apr 2019

Dusmagrik Young People's Theatre company return to the Pavilion to present A Night At The Music Hall.

Pirates Live!
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 27 Apr 2019

Join Jack Jay and Johnny Mac for a brand new pirate adventure. Pirates Live! is without a doubt the UK’s no.1 Live action Pirate show, featuring acrobats, aerialists and of course lots of rum too!

East Coast Triathlon
Marina Leisure & Fitness Centre

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 27 Apr 2019

SWIM, RIDE, RUN at the East Coast Triathlon. This Super Sprint annual triathlon event in Great Yarmouth consists of a 250m pool swim, a 16km cycling circuit and a 3km run along the promenade.

Yarmouth Stadium
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Sat 27 Apr 2019

Greyhound Racing is an action packed evening every Monday, Thursday and Saturday evening.

East Coast Triathlon
Marina Leisure & Fitness Centre

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Sun 28 Apr 2019

SWIM, RIDE, RUN at the East Coast Triathlon. This Super Sprint annual triathlon event in Great Yarmouth consists of a 250m pool swim, a 16km cycling circuit and a 3km run along the promenade.

The Great and the Good
The Fishermen's Hospital

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 28 Apr 2019

Great Yarmouth has played host to a number of great visitors but has also been home to many of its own special people.

Winterton-on-Sea

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