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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.

The Hippodrome Circus
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Thu 18 Oct 2018

A truly amazing and hilarious show full of all manner of ghosts, ghouls and crazy goings on! The Halloween Spooktacular is perfect for all the family and undoubtedly the best way to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year.

Yarmouth Stadium
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Thu 18 Oct 2018

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

The Hippodrome Circus
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Fri 19 Oct 2018

A truly amazing and hilarious show full of all manner of ghosts, ghouls and crazy goings on! The Halloween Spooktacular is perfect for all the family and undoubtedly the best way to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year.

Ladies in Lavender
Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

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

Fri 19 Oct 2018

One morning following a violent storm, sisters spot from their garden a nearly-drowned man lying on the beach. They nurse him back to health, and discover that he is Polish. Communicating in broken German while they teach him English...

Rise Presented by Dizzy O'Dare
St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 19 Oct 2018

Combining tightwire, live music, theatre & Dizzy O’Dare’s surreal, eclectic style, Rise is a voyeuristic journey woven through with rich and romantic imagery, a poignant series of vignettes about the complexity of relationships.

80's Pride Party
Quay Pride

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Fri 19 Oct 2018

Great Yarmouth Pride fundraiser....and it’s the 80s Pride Party. Look out the leather, the neons, the leg warmers and leotards and even the codpieces!

Ascarium
Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 20 Oct - Sun 4 Nov 2018

Take a step into the creepy deep at SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth this Halloween and navigate the Ascarium; an immersive trail which takes you past some of the scariest sea creatures.

Charlie Caper
Great Yarmouth Market Place

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 20 Oct 2018

Charlie Caper became a household name in Sweden when he won TV show U Got Talent in 2009.

Ladies in Lavender
Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

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

Sat 20 Oct 2018

One morning following a violent storm, sisters spot from their garden a nearly-drowned man lying on the beach. They nurse him back to health, and discover that he is Polish. Communicating in broken German while they teach him English...

The Drill House Tea Dance
The Drill House - SeaChange Arts

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 20 Oct 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!

The Hippodrome Circus
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 20 Oct 2018

A truly amazing and hilarious show full of all manner of ghosts, ghouls and crazy goings on! The Halloween Spooktacular is perfect for all the family and undoubtedly the best way to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year.

1940's Big Band Dance
Royal Assembly Rooms

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 20 Oct 2018

Prepare to take a trip back in time to the swinging 1940’s when we will be recreating the exciting atmosphere of the war time dance halls right here at the Royal Assembly Rooms in Great Yarmouth.

Yarmouth Stadium
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Sat 20 Oct 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 21 Oct 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.

The Hippodrome Circus
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Sun 21 Oct 2018

A truly amazing and hilarious show full of all manner of ghosts, ghouls and crazy goings on! The Halloween Spooktacular is perfect for all the family and undoubtedly the best way to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year.

Medieval Town Wall - Guided Walk
Great Yarmouth Minster

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 21 Oct 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 21 Oct 2018

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

North Norfolk Beach
Great Yarmouth Central Beach

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Mon 22 - Fri 26 Oct 2018

Grand UK Holidays are based in Norfolk and handpick the perfect holiday for those over 55. Ranging from couples to groups to solo travellers - the perfect holiday for everyone!

Mystic Medicine
Elizabethan House Museum

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Mon 22 Oct 2018

Learn about tried and tested (and terrifying) historical remedies from the past. This is the go-to guide for how NOT to seek medical relief!

The Magic of Circus
Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Mon 22 Oct 2018

Want to run away to the circus? Find out your true circus skill through this day of juggling, dressing up, design and more!

The Hippodrome Circus
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Mon 22 Oct 2018

A truly amazing and hilarious show full of all manner of ghosts, ghouls and crazy goings on! The Halloween Spooktacular is perfect for all the family and undoubtedly the best way to celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year.

Yarmouth Stadium
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Mon 22 Oct 2018

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

Great Yarmouth Racecourse
Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

Tue 23 Oct 2018

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

Winterton-on-Sea

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