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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

Drawn to the Coast - Gallery Shot
Time and Tide - Museum of Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Wed 30 May - Sun 9 Sep 2018

Explore Great Yarmouth and its coast through the lives and works of Turner, Constable and Cotman at Time & Tide Museum this summer

Burgh Castle Roman Fort
Burgh Castle

Great Yarmouth (4 miles, 6 km)

Sun 3 Jun - Sun 30 Sep 2018

Free guided tours at Burgh Castle every Sunday, June - September 2018

Lego Ocean Explorers
Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Wed 25 Jul - Sun 9 Sep 2018

Dive into the deep with SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth’s new LEGO adventure, Ocean Explorers. Discover new depths of the ocean whilst helping the LEGO deep sea diver track down his missing equipment

The Hippodrome Circus
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Wed 25 Jul - Sat 25 Aug 2018

Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building. The 2018 show will be themed around the 250 year celebration of the circus first being created.

Great Yarmouth and the First World War
Great Yarmouth Minster

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 3 - Fri 31 Aug 2018

An exhibition detailing Great Yarmouth’s role in the First World War both at home and abroad

The Drill House Tea Dance
The Drill House - SeaChange Arts

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 18 Aug 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 18 Aug 2018

Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building. The 2018 show will be themed around the 250 year celebration of the circus first being created.

Elo Encounter
Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

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

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Roll over Beethoven, because the greatest tribute to Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra is here!

Yarmouth Stadium
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Sat 18 Aug 2018

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

Night Fever
Britannia Pier

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 18 Aug 2018

Welcome to a lip-smackin', platform-boot-poundin', white-suit-wearin', wing-collars-waftin', heaven-finger-pointin' night of Bee Gees disco hits... and more.

U2 2
Ocean Room

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

Sat 18 Aug 2018

U2 2 are the world's longest running tribute to U2. Formed 26 years ago under the name, 'Achtung Baby', the band have now performed over 2000 concerts, spanning three continents.

American & Classic Car Display
Anchor Plaza

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 19 Aug 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 Norfolk Pillar / Nelson's Monument
The Norfolk Pillar/ Nelson's Monument

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Nelsons Monument. Standing at over 43 metres high & almost 190 years old, this unique landmark is a Grade 1 listed building & the county's memorial to Norfolk's most famous son. Climb all 217 steps and experience the breathtaking views.

Gorleston Makes Music Final
Gorleston Bandstand

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

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Watch the final of Gorleston Makes Music unfold as the competitiors try their best to be crowned the winners.

Quayside & Seaside at Gorleston-on-Sea
Gorleston-on-Sea Promenade

Great Yarmouth (3 miles, 4 km)

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Great Yarmouth's sister town of Gorleston-on-Sea has a fascinating heritage all of its own. Situated due south of Great Yarmouth on the other side of the river Yare, enjoy a guided walk filled with stories and local history.

The Hippodrome Circus
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building. The 2018 show will be themed around the 250 year celebration of the circus first being created.

Motor Racing (Image courtesy of Rob Coleman)
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Sun 19 Aug 2018

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

The Drifters Live
Britannia Pier

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 19 Aug 2018

The Drifters are back on the road in the UK performing their classic hits from the last six decades.

The Hippodrome Circus
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Mon 20 Aug 2018

Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building. The 2018 show will be themed around the 250 year celebration of the circus first being created.

Yarmouth Stadium
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Mon 20 Aug 2018

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

The Family Festival of Magic
St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Tue 21 Aug 2018

We have a great line up of magical talent including top Illusionists - Amethyst with Danny Hunt and Stephanie Clarke, the Victorian Magic of Chris North and Belinda, the Comedy Magic of Olly Day, the Award Winning Oliver Tabor and many more

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

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 21 Aug 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.

The Hippodrome Circus
The Hippodrome Circus

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 1 km)

Tue 21 Aug 2018

Summer Spectacular & Water Show features acts from around the world in Britain's only surviving complete circus building. The 2018 show will be themed around the 250 year celebration of the circus first being created.

Horse Racing
Great Yarmouth Racecourse

Great Yarmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

Tue 21 Aug 2018

Great Yarmouth Racecourse invites you to join them for an evening at the races.

Winterton-on-Sea

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