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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

Christmas Wonderland
Merrivale Model Village

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Mon 6 Nov - Sat 23 Dec 2017

Our famous award winning Model Village & Gardens lit for Christmas with thousands of twinkling lights.

Greyhound Racing
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Wed 22 Nov 2017

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

Only in England
Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 21 Oct 2017 - Sun 15 Apr 2018

See an exhibition of photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr. Fascinated by the eccentricities of English social customs, Tony Ray-Jones spent the latter half of the 1960s travelling across England, photographing what he saw.

Annie
Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

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

Thu 23 - Fri 24 Nov 2017

Dusmagrik Young Peoples Theatre Company Proudly Presents by arrangement with Muisc Theatre International (Europe) The best-loved family musical ANNIE.

Christmas Lights Switch On
Great Yarmouth Market Place

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Join us for an evening of entertainment on Great Yarmouth's Market Place as we celebrate the switching on of the town's Christmas lights.

Duleep Singh
Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Fri 24 Nov 2017

This talk will explore the extraordinary story of the last Maharajah of the Punjab, Duleep Singh, and his surprising links with Norfolk. A talk by Sam Bellotti, Curatorial Trainee with Norfolk Museums Service.

Cheeky elves and Father Christmas
Great Yarmouth Market Place

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Come and enjoy the 2017 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment.

Bauble wreath
Great Yarmouth Minster

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 24 Nov 2017

Come and enjoy the 2017 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment.

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink
Great Yarmouth Market Square

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 24 Nov 2017

The real ice rink returns to Great Yarmouth Market Square for visitors to get their skates on! Open daily from Friday 24 November until Tuesday 2 January (closed Christmas Day), book your tickets online soon!

Annie
Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

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

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Dusmagrik Young Peoples Theatre Company Proudly Presents by arrangement with Muisc Theatre International (Europe) The best-loved family musical ANNIE.

Quayside Plaza
Quayside Plaza

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Enjoy a three course A La Carte dinner themed around foods to be found in the forest.

Cheeky elves and Father Christmas
Great Yarmouth Market Place

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Come and enjoy the 2017 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment.

Bauble wreath
Great Yarmouth Minster

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Come and enjoy the 2017 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment.

Greyhound Racing
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Sat 25 Nov 2017

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

Harry Potter - The History of Magic Exhibition
Great Yarmouth Community Library

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 25 Nov - Fri 8 Dec 2017

Help to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone with an exhibition created in a partnership with the British Library.

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink
Great Yarmouth Market Square

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 25 Nov 2017

The real ice rink returns to Great Yarmouth Market Square for visitors to get their skates on! Open daily from Friday 24 November until Tuesday 2 January (closed Christmas Day), book your tickets online soon!

Lardal Kantori Choir
Great Yarmouth Minster

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 25 Nov 2017

A unique opportunity to enjoy a performance by the Norwegian choir, Lardal Kantori, who are visiting the town as part of the annual Christmas Fayre.

The Vicar of Dibley Christmas Show
St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 25 Nov 2017

Following a sell-out production at Sheringham last year of The Vicar of Dibley, the story continues with Geraldine still desperately trying to bring order out of the chaos that is the Dibley Parish Council.

Gorleston Christmas Lights Switch On
Gorleston-on-Sea

Gorleston-on-Sea (1 miles, 1 km)

Sun 26 Nov 2017

Gorleston High Street Christmas lights switch on and firework display takes place on Sunday 26 November 2017. Great fun for all the family.

Cheeky elves and Father Christmas
Great Yarmouth Market Place

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 26 Nov 2017

Come and enjoy the 2017 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment.

Bauble wreath
Great Yarmouth Minster

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 26 Nov 2017

Come and enjoy the 2017 Great Yarmouth Christmas Fayre: a weekend of festive activities and entertainment.

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink
Great Yarmouth Market Square

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 26 Nov 2017

The real ice rink returns to Great Yarmouth Market Square for visitors to get their skates on! Open daily from Friday 24 November until Tuesday 2 January (closed Christmas Day), book your tickets online soon!

Greyhound Racing
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Mon 27 Nov 2017

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

Skate Yarmouth Ice Rink
Great Yarmouth Market Square

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Mon 27 - Tue 28 Nov 2017

The real ice rink returns to Great Yarmouth Market Square for visitors to get their skates on! Open daily from Friday 24 November until Tuesday 2 January (closed Christmas Day), book your tickets online soon!

Winterton-on-Sea

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