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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

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 Bag Shop

Urban Face

Great Yarmouth

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

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.

The Leather Shop

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.

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.

Ambers Gift Shop

Ambers Gift Shop

Great Yarmouth

Ambers, Great Yarmouth, is a long established gift shop located on the main Regent Road shopping street leading to the seafront. Ambers has a great selection of gifts and traditional seaside souvenirs.

Everything £5 or Under

Everything £5 or Under

Great Yarmouth

Everything £5 and under in Great Yarmouth offers you bargins galore from beachwear to partywear, everything you need for your holiday.

Cat Walk

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.

Gordon Linens

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.

Fashion Choice

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.

Fashion Wheel

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.

Barkers

Barkers

Great Yarmouth

Barkers, Great Yarmouth, sells a wide range of seaside items including confectionery, souvenirs, gifts and beach goods. Barkers specialises in collectibles.

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.

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.

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.

Mitko Tattoo

Mitko Tattoo

Great Yarmouth

Mitko Tattoo, Great Yarmouth, are professional tattoo and piercing artists situated close to the centre of town.

Waspy's Tattoo Lounge

Waspy's Tattoo Parlour

Great Yarmouth

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

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

Great Yarmouth

Sweet Dreams, Great Yarmouth, is a sweet lover's heaven. Take a nostalgic step back into this olde worlde styled sweet shop and you'll be spoilt for choice with the wide range of sweet treats and gifts available.

Bizarre Bizarre

Bizarre Bizarre

Great Yarmouth

Bizarre Bizarre, Great Yarmouth, is an excellent place to shop for unique and unusual craft gifts and items at very reasonable prices.

House of Smoke

House of Smoke

Great Yarmouth

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

Cottage Jewels

Cottage Jewels

Great Yarmouth

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

Western World & Klobber

Western World & Klobber

Great Yarmouth

Western World & Klobber, Great Yarmouth, combines country style with practical items, specialising in items such as belts, buckles and t-shirts. A popular choice with locals and visitors.

Richard James Jewellers

Richard James Jewellers

Great Yarmouth

Richard James Jewellers, Great Yarmouth, is a great place to purchase unique jewellery.

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