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Mystery of godly eyes staring over golden sands

Sea god Neptune stares out to the waves at a Norfolk beach in a piece of artwork that is mystifying locals.

The bearded face, another figure and a fish, are carved into a wooden post at a sea defence groyne on Gorleston beach just south of Great Yarmouth.

But no-one knows whether the creations are the work of a modern day “Banksy of the Breakwaters”, or date back to when the defences were built more than 40 years ago.

They are carved with artistic skill and would have taken some time to create, but their exact origin remains shrouded in doubt.

Finding the art is part of the fun of beachcombing and exploring the sands which are at their lushest for years – and this summer have played host to two national sporting events, a schools sailing regatta and round of the UK Beach Volleyball tour.

Both events are supported by the Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement District, which is using a £2.4m pot from levy payers to stage events, and increase marketing in a drive to attract more visitors to the area, and boost the local economy.

BID board member Kevin Huggins said: “Gorleston is on the up, and the best beach we have ever had is helping.

“The shops are buoyant and facilities are attracting the right kind of people who are saying the right things about us.

“The breakwater carvings are a mystery to me too – but are another reason to come and explore,” he added.

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Shops on Regent Road

IJustWannaCandy

I Just Wanna...Candy

Great Yarmouth

IJustWanna...Candy, Great Yarmouth specialises in sweets and sodas from America.

Potters Rock Factory

Potters Rock Factory

Great Yarmouth

Potters Rock Factory, Great Yarmouth, sells an impressive variety of sweet items including seaside rock, pick and mix confectionery and soft drinks. Perfect for gifts or as a personal treat.

The Chinese Shop

The Chinese Shop

Great Yarmouth

The Chinese Shop, Great Yarmouth, is a unique store selling a variety of high quality arts, crafts, fancy goods, gifts and garments sourced from Hong Kong and China. An oriental treasure trove in the heart of the town.

Martyn's

Martyn's

Great Yarmouth

Martyn's, Great Yarmouth, is a long established shop selling a great range of gifts and novelty items. Popular with locals and visitors alike, Martyn's stock ornaments, jewellery, hair accessories, fancy dress items and fabulous gifts.

Cottage Jewels

Cottage Jewels

Great Yarmouth

Cottage Jewels, Great Yarmouth, specialises in hand crafted bespoke jewellery and sells a range of other craft gifts.

Fancy Fair

Fancy Fair

Great Yarmouth

Fancy Fair, Great Yarmouth, sells traditional seaside fayre including beach goods, hats, sunglasses, inflatables and fun play items.

Bags Galore

Bags Galore

Great Yarmouth

Bags Galore, Great Yarmouth, sells a range of seaside goods including gifts, confectionery and cuddly toys.

Docwras Rock Factory & Shop

Docwras Rock Factory & Shop

Great Yarmouth

Docwras Rock Factory & Shop, Great Yarmouth, has a long history in the town going back over a century. Come and watch seaside rock being made and see the fabulous range of rock and confectionery on display in the shop. Sweet heaven!

Cash Generator

Cash Generator

Great Yarmouth

Cash Generator, Great Yarmouth, buy and sell selected pre-owned items at reasonable prices.

Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder

Great Yarmouth

Sue Ryder, Great Yarmouth, is a charity shop selling a variety of good quality items at great prices for a worthwhile cause.

Top Tees

Top Tees

Great Yarmouth

Top Tees, Great Yarmouth, specialise in personalised t-shirt printing.

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PerfumMagnifique

Great Yarmouth

ParfumMagnifique in Great Yarmouth, sells a range of perfumes and aftershaves direct to the public.

Vogue

Vogue

Great Yarmouth

Vogue, Great Yarmouth, sells the widest range of items imagineable at its Regent Road store, including gifts and collectibles, beach goods, clothing and garden items.

Night Fever

Night Fever

Great Yarmouth

Night Fever, Great Yarmouth, situated on the bustling pedestrianised Regent Road sells ladies lingerie, nightwear, swimwear, hosiery and underwear.

The Sock Stop

The Sock Stop

Great Yarmouth

The name say's it all! The Sock Stop in Regent Road has all your footwear needs in every colour and size.

Babygrow Street

Babygrow Street

Great Yarmouth

Babygrow Street, Great Yarmouth, sells a huge range of personalised babywear, novelty babygrows with cute slogans, strollers, high chairs, car seats and children's wear embellished with popular characters/favourites.

Ladies & Mens Factory

Ladies & Mens Factory

Great Yarmouth

Ladies & Mens Factory, Great Yarmouth, sells a range of ladies, mens and boys clothing. Specialising in larger sizes at very reasonable prices.

Ministry of Vape

Ministry of Vape

Great Yarmouth

The Ministry of Vape is an outlet selling a range of E-Cigarettes and liquids along with other E- Cigarette accessories.

Big C Cancer Charity Shop

Big C Cancer Charity

Great Yarmouth

The Big C Cancer Charity shop, Great Yarmouth, is a great place to browse for a secondhand bargain with proceeds going to valuable research and equipment.

Model Shop

Model Shop

Great Yarmouth

Visit the Model Shop in Great Yarmouth to find a selection of wooden models to create including animals and vehicles.

Tickles

Tickles

Great Yarmouth

Tickles, Great Yarmouth, is a familiar and fun store in the town, renowned for selling a superb range of joke and novelty items including magic tricks, wigs and masks, fancy dress items, gifts and gadgets.

Pownalls

Pownalls & Sons

Great Yarmouth

Pownalls & Sons, Great Yarmouth, is a long established family business specialising in equipment for outdoor pursuits including angling, archery, paintball and combat wear.

Outer Limits

Outer Limits

Great Yarmouth

Outer Limits, Great Yarmouth, specialise in popular ranges of collectibles and also stock a range of beach goods and gifts.

Dead Good

Dead Good

Great Yarmouth

Dead Good, Great Yarmouth, specialise in the sale of alternative clothing and official band and other popular themed merchandise. From hoodies and t-shirts to belts and bags for ladies, men and children, Dead Good is the place to go.

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Maritime Festival 2017

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Maritime Festival 2017 - historic Great Yarmouth on the sea.

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