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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

Pirates Live!
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Thu 29 Mar - Sun 29 Apr 2018

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, fire breathers, daredevils and of course lots of rum too!

Afternoon Tea...Just for Grown Ups
The Imperial Hotel

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 7 - Sun 29 Apr 2018

If you love having afternoon tea, why not try this one which is just for grown ups! Delicious treats include Salmon Vodka Gravadlax finger sandwiches, a gin & tonic cupcake and a chocolate orange & champagne mousse.

Through the Looking Glass
Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

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

Sat 21 Apr 2018

In a world of grinning twins - cracked nursery rhyme characters - gallantry and madness - Alice is about to see things are seldom what they seem. This amateur production is a dark and dramatic musical for adults and children.

Pirates Live!
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 21 Apr 2018

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, fire breathers, daredevils and of course lots of rum too!

East Coast Triathlon
Marina Leisure & Fitness Centre

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 21 Apr 2018

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.

An Evening with Billy Joe Saunders
The Cliff Hotel

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

Sat 21 Apr 2018

Gold Star Promotions proudly presents an evening with the undefeated Middleweight Champion of the world, Billy Joe Saunders.

Bongo's Bingo
Ocean Room

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

Sat 21 Apr 2018

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.'

Yarmouth Stadium
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Sat 21 Apr 2018

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

Pirates of Penzance
St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 21 Apr 2018

An unfortunate case of mishearing initiates the plot for The Pirates of Penzance, resulting in a dramatic change of direction for Frederic who sets course to become a pirate rather than a ‘pilot’!

East Coast Triathlon
Marina Leisure & Fitness Centre

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Sun 22 Apr 2018

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.

Pirates Live!
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Sun 22 Apr 2018

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, fire breathers, daredevils and of course lots of rum too!

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk
Great Yarmouth Minster

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 22 Apr 2018

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 22 Apr 2018

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 23 Apr 2018

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

Quiz & Great British Desserts Night
St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Mon 23 Apr 2018

One round of the quiz to be based on ST GEORGE. Ticket includes a selection of traditional British desserts

The Finest Quay In Europe Heritage Guided Walk
Great Yarmouth Row Houses

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 24 Apr 2018

New for 2018! In the early 18th century Yarmouth was described several times by Daniel Defoe as 'The Finest Quay in England if not in Europe'. Hear about its fascinating history and see some of the fine examples of Georgian architecture.

Great Yarmouth Racecourse
Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

Tue 24 Apr 2018

Great Yarmouth Racecourse invites you to join them for a day at the races.

The Fureys
St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Wed 25 Apr 2018

As part of their 40th Anniversary tour, Irish Legends, the Fureys perform a great night of music, songs and stories.

Yarmouth Stadium
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Thu 26 Apr 2018

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

Swinging My Way to Love
Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

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

Thu 26 - Fri 27 Apr 2018

a fun filled musical. Featuring the music of Frank Sinatra - to compliment the story. You'll be singing - laughing and smiling the whole night through. Swinging My Way To Love brought to you by Total Productions.

Broads Outdoors Festival
Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 28 Apr - Sun 13 May 2018

The 2018 Outdoors Festival is here! Check out our events calendar for two weeks of amazing outdoor events including kayaking trips, guided walks, wildlife identification and more...

Great Yarmouth Chess Congress
Great Yarmouth Town Hall

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 28 - Sun 29 Apr 2018

The 2018 Great Yarmouth Chess Congress returns to the Great Yarmouth Town Hall. Two days of intense strategic competition will take place with a number of big cash prizes to be won.

The Drill House Tea Dance
The Drill House - SeaChange Arts

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 28 Apr 2018

The Ragroof DJs will be playing authentic music from the 20s to the 50s and bring their trademark instant dance classes. Polish up your dancing shoes and join us!

Supersonic
Ocean Room

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

Sat 28 Apr 2018

A Madchester tribute featuring noasis, The Complete Stone Roses, Tom Hingley and the Kar-pets with special guest Bez from Happy Mondays with a legendary DJ set and a VIP meet and greet.

Winterton-on-Sea

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