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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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House of Smoke

Great Yarmouth

The House of Smoke in Great Yarmouth offers a range of E-Cigarettes, liquids and accessories.

Model Shop

Great Yarmouth

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

MK Fashion

Great Yarmouth

MK Fashion, Great Yarmouth, sells a range of contemporary young fashions, including a great selection of popular themed children's clothing.

Regent Photographics

Great Yarmouth

Regent Photographics, Great Yarmouth, specialise in the sale of popular brands of photographic equipment and accessories including cameras, binoculars, telescopes, holdalls, film and batteries. Great for amateurs or professionals.

Bags Galore

Great Yarmouth

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

Once It's Gone ...... It's Gone

Great Yarmouth

Once It's Gone ...... It's Gone, Great Yarmouth, sells a range of ladies fashions at great prices.

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.

Candy Kingdom

Great Yarmouth

Candy Kingdom in Great Yarmouth is a heaven for those of us with a sweet tooth. From Jellie Babies to Gob Stoppers!


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.

M Print

Great Yarmouth

M Print, Great Yarmouth, is a well established family business with over 25 years experience in printing services, specialising in personalised stationery, t-shirts and gifts.

Gordon Linens

Great Yarmouth

Gordon Linens, on pedestrianised Regent Road in Great Yarmouth, is a great place to shop for towels, bedding, curtains and blinds, pet beds and much more. Popular children's character items available.

Cat Walk

Great Yarmouth

Cat Walk, Great Yarmouth, is a great place to shop for contemporary ladies fashions. Whether for a special occasion or just treating yourself, Cat Walk has a great range of items.

Take 2 Discount Store

Great Yarmouth

Take 2 Discount Store, Great Yarmouth, has a wide range of holiday essentials for sale including bags, sunglasses, beach wear, balls and foldaway chairs.

Waspy's Tattoo Parlour

Great Yarmouth

Waspy's Tattoo Lounge in Great Yarmouth can offer large range of body art designs

Fashion Wheel

Great Yarmouth

Fashion Wheel, Great Yarmouth, is located on Regent Road, the main shopping street leading down to the seafront. Fashion Wheel sells a wide range of ladies fashions to suit a variety of shapes and sizes.

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.

Azams of Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth

Azams, Great Yarmouth, is a large store selling household goods.

RAW Menswear

Great Yarmouth

RAW Menswear, Great Yarmouth, sells a great range of contemporary men's fashions at great prices including t-shirts, baseball caps, jumpers and jackets, belts and footwear.

Urban Face

Great Yarmouth

Urban Face in Great Yarmouth on pedestrianised Regent Road, sells a great range menswear including swimwear.

The Leather Shop

Great Yarmouth

The Leather Shop, Great Yarmouth, stocks a wide range of women and men's leather clothing, as well as a biker, gothic and western clothing and casual wear for all the family. Also within this venue is The Bowls Shop for lawn bowls gear.

Fashion Choice

Great Yarmouth

Fashion Choice, Great Yarmouth, sells a good range of mens, ladies and childrens wear at very reasonable prices, including many popular themed items.

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.

Plush Moji's

Great Yarmouth

Plush Moji's in Great Yarmouth has a great range of gifts of all your favourite Moji characters.

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.

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Maritime Festival 2017

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Maritime Festival 2017 - historic Great Yarmouth on the sea.

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