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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

Circus
Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 6 Oct 2018 - Sun 3 Mar 2019

Part of a nationwide museums partnership, this exhibition details the origins of Circus from the Ancient Greek ‘Hippodrome’ through to the last 250 years and beyond.

Christmas Tree & Crib Festival
Great Yarmouth Minster

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 7 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Discover over 50 trees from local schools, businesses and societies in the 8th annual Christmas Tree & Crib Festival.

Great Yarmouth Christmas Market
Great Yarmouth Market Square

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 14 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

A mixture of beautifully decorated wooden chalets and gazebos will take shape in the Market Square, creating a perfect festive atmosphere.

Dick Comes Again!
Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

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

Fri 14 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

We are VERY excited to see the return of Dick in his new (Strictly Adult Only!) adventure, Dick Comes Again. This show contains a lot of adult themes and strong language, so please over 18's only!

Santa's Post Office
Great Yarmouth Market Square

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Assisted by Santa’s Elves and taking some inspiration for their letter from the Magical Post Office the children will be able to write and decorate their letter and post it in Santa's Enchanted Post Box and watch it make its way to Lapland.

The Hippodrome Circus
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 15 Dec 2018

The Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show has become one of East Anglia’s most popular Christmas shows, with over 50 performers making a spectacular alternative to traditional pantomimes.

Sleeping Beauty
Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

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

Sat 15 - Sun 16 Dec 2018

Ohyesitiz Productions Ltd are pleased to return to present for you the traditional family pantomime Sleeping Beauty.

St George's Pantomime: The Wizard of Oz
St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 15 Dec 2018

Follow us this Christmas down the Yellow Brick Road for a pantomime version of the classic story The Wizard of Oz. Packed full of modern songs, dances, hilarious characters, special effects and magic.

Yarmouth Stadium
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Sat 15 Dec 2018

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

American & Classic Car Display
Anchor Plaza

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 16 Dec 2018

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.

East Coast Santa Dash
Gorleston-on-Sea Promenade

Great Yarmouth (3 miles, 4 km)

Sun 16 Dec 2018

Choose the 2k Santa Fun Run (Dash, Jog, Walk or Skip, the choice is yours!) or the 5k route along the Gorleston cliff top and promenade area, with professional chip timing by Nice Work.

The Hippodrome Circus
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Sun 16 Dec 2018

The Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show has become one of East Anglia’s most popular Christmas shows, with over 50 performers making a spectacular alternative to traditional pantomimes.

The Hippodrome Circus
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Mon 17 - Sat 22 Dec 2018

The Hippodrome Christmas Spectacular Circus & Water Show has become one of East Anglia’s most popular Christmas shows, with over 50 performers making a spectacular alternative to traditional pantomimes.

Yarmouth Stadium
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Mon 17 Dec 2018

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

Sleeping Beauty
Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

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

Mon 17 Dec 2018

Ohyesitiz Productions Ltd are pleased to return to present for you the traditional family pantomime Sleeping Beauty.

Late Night Shopping in Great Yarmouth
Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Wed 19 - Fri 21 Dec 2018

With the last few shopping days before Christmas upon us, Great Yarmouth town centre is open for extended hours for three late night shopping evenings. Market Gates will be open until 9pm on all three nights, plus lots of other shops

Santa's Post Office
Great Yarmouth Market Square

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Wed 19 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Assisted by Santa’s Elves and taking some inspiration for their letter from the Magical Post Office the children will be able to write and decorate their letter and post it in Santa's Enchanted Post Box and watch it make its way to Lapland.

Sleeping Beauty
Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

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

Wed 19 - Thu 20 Dec 2018

Ohyesitiz Productions Ltd are pleased to return to present for you the traditional family pantomime Sleeping Beauty.

The Xmas Family Night
Ocean Room

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

Wed 19 Dec 2018

We return with lots more dancing , games and competitions for all of the family .

St George's Pantomime: The Wizard of Oz
St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Thu 20 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Follow us this Christmas down the Yellow Brick Road for a pantomime version of the classic story The Wizard of Oz. Packed full of modern songs, dances, hilarious characters, special effects and magic.

Yarmouth Stadium
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Thu 20 Dec 2018

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

Great Yarmouth Christmas Market
Great Yarmouth Market Square

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 21 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

A mixture of beautifully decorated wooden chalets and gazebos will take shape in the Market Square, creating a perfect festive atmosphere.

Sleeping Beauty
Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

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

Fri 21 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

Ohyesitiz Productions Ltd are pleased to return to present for you the traditional family pantomime Sleeping Beauty.

Dick Comes Again!
Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

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

Fri 21 - Sun 23 Dec 2018

We are VERY excited to see the return of Dick in his new (Strictly Adult Only!) adventure, Dick Comes Again. This show contains a lot of adult themes and strong language, so please over 18's only!

Winterton-on-Sea

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