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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

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.

Take 2 Discount Store

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Good Times

Good Times

Great Yarmouth

Good Times, Great Yarmouth, is a popular shop with visitors to Great Yarmouth, selling a range of music and dvd's including traditional and Irish musical favourites and comedy recordings.

Norfolk Leather Centre

Norfolk Leather Centre

Great Yarmouth

Norfolk Leather Centre, Great Yarmouth, sells a great range of leather garments and products including motorcycling wear, jackets, belts and bags. Repairs and alterations to leather garments are also undertaken here.

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.

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.

Top Tees

Top Tees

Great Yarmouth

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

Hollywood Collection

Hollywood Collection

Great Yarmouth

The Hollywood Collection in Great Yarmouth has a large selection of sunglasses to make you look like a Hollywood star and all at affordable prices.

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.

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.

BAG

The BAG Shop

Great Yarmouth

The BAG Shop, Great Yarmouth, for all your baggage needs from handbags to suitcases and laundry bags to rucksacks. You'll find a great range at BAG.

Fancy Fair

Fancy Fair

Great Yarmouth

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

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.

Poundland

Poundland

Great Yarmouth

Poundland, Great Yarmouth, is an excellent place to buy useful personal, household and office items at great prices.

Craftmania

Craftmania

Great Yarmouth

Craftmania, Great Yarmouth, is the ideal place to visit for all your craft needs. Whether it's a creative piece of school homework or a magnificent masterpiece, you will find all the materials you are likely to need at Craftmania.

Plush Moji's

Plush Moji's

Great Yarmouth

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

C W Page Jewellers

C W Page Jewellers

Great Yarmouth

C W Page Jewellers, Great Yarmouth, is an ideal place to visit for unique jewellery, clocks, watches, ornaments and gift items.

RAW Menswear

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.

Smugglers Cove

Smugglers Cove

Great Yarmouth

Smugglers Cove, Great Yarmouth, sells a range of holiday items including beach goods, confectionery, souvenirs, gifts and novelties.

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Maritime Festival 2017

Earl of Pembroke

Maritime Festival 2017 - historic Great Yarmouth on the sea.

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