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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

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

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 19 Jun 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.

Summer Season Show
Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

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

Tue 19 Jun 2018

Gypsy Productions returns to bring you an another great night of entertainment with song, dance and comedy with Nigel 'Boy' Syer, Olly Day, Lisa Marie and Andy Pelos along with a full supporting cast of dancers plus Sue King.

Queers - Part One
St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Tue 19 Jun 2018

A young soldier returning from the trenches of the First World War recollects a love that dare not speak its name. Almost one hundred years later, a groom-to-be prepares for his gay wedding.

Lee Nelson - Serious Joker
Britannia Pier

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Wed 20 Jun 2018

You've seen him sneaking into places he shouldn't be, now come and see him where he most definitely should be: live on stage with his sensational Serious Joker tour.

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival
St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Thu 21 Jun 2018

The Great Yarmouth Beer and Cider Festival returns to St Georges Theatre in June for a celebration of real ale, ciders and live music. With a choice of real ales and ciders the 12th annual Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival promises somet

Yarmouth Stadium
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Thu 21 Jun 2018

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

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival
St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 22 - Sat 23 Jun 2018

The Great Yarmouth Beer and Cider Festival returns to St Georges Theatre in June for a celebration of real ale, ciders and live music. With a choice of real ales and ciders the 12th annual Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival promises somet

The Drill House Tea Dance
The Drill House - SeaChange Arts

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 23 Jun 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!

Family Night
Ocean Room

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

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Be prepared for a family fun filled night! With disco dancing, games and prizes with resident dancers Ellie and Charlie, and of course the Justin Bieber tribute show!

Cliff
Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

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

Sat 23 Jun 2018

Jimmy Jemain is now firmly established as the No. 1 Cliff Richard Look and Soundalike. He incorporates original material in his repertoire, which was written exclusively for him by top song writers whose credits include Cliff himself.

Yarmouth Stadium
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Sat 23 Jun 2018

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

Caister Carnival & Village Experience
King George V Playing Field

Caister-on-Sea (3 miles, 5 km)

Sun 24 Jun 2018

Come along to Caister Carnival and Village Experience Day to see the Carnival Queen, a dog show by Mad Dogs, performances in the main ring by local groups and browse lots of stalls.

Burgh Castle Village Fun Day
Burgh Castle Playing Field

Great Yarmouth (3 miles, 5 km)

Sun 24 Jun 2018

Join in with some fun activities for the Burgh Castle Village Fun Day including a fun dog shop & agility display, ring events, stalls, refreshments and Razz & Auntie Pearl will be running a clown workshop.

Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival
St. George's Theatre

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 24 Jun 2018

The Great Yarmouth Beer and Cider Festival returns to St Georges Theatre in June for a celebration of real ale, ciders and live music. With a choice of real ales and ciders the 12th annual Great Yarmouth Beer & Cider Festival promises somet

Sun, Sea, Stars & Circus Heritage Guided Walk
Britannia Pier

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 24 Jun 2018

New for 2018! Over the years, Great Yarmouth's seafront has played host to many famous names and faces. Take a trip down memory lane and learn how the holiday and entertainment industry has played its part in how the seafront looks today.

Yarmouth Stadium
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Mon 25 Jun 2018

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

Entrance to the Rows
The Fishermen's Hospital

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Tue 26 Jun 2018

The Great Yarmouth Rows are full of strange and sometimes macabre tales. Our trained tour guides will tell you stories of the wealthy merchants that lived at one end and of the bars and brothels that had their place at the other!

Summer Season Show
Gorleston Pavilion Theatre

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

Tue 26 Jun 2018

Gypsy Productions returns to bring you an another great night of entertainment with song, dance and comedy with Nigel 'Boy' Syer, Olly Day, Lisa Marie and Andy Pelos along with a full supporting cast of dancers plus Sue King.

Yarmouth Stadium
Yarmouth Stadium

Great Yarmouth (2 miles, 3 km)

Thu 28 Jun 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)

Fri 29 Jun 2018

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

Bongo's Bingo
Ocean Room

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

Fri 29 Jun 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.'

Making Markets Matter
Great Yarmouth Market Place

Great Yarmouth (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 30 Jun 2018

Free fun for all the family as Great Yarmouth Market welcomes the National Market Traders Federation. Join in with a basketball shootout, voucher vault, giveaways, face painting and meet Victor the Lion.

Winterton-on-Sea

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