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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

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.

MK Fashion

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.

Bags Galore

Bags Galore

Great Yarmouth

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

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.

Richard James Jewellers

Richard James Jewellers

Great Yarmouth

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

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!

Poundland

Poundland

Great Yarmouth

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

Cottage Jewels

Cottage Jewels

Great Yarmouth

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

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.

Delilah Minimart

Delilah Minimart

Great Yarmouth

Delilah Minimart, Great Yarmouth, sells a range of items including newspapers and magazines, confectionery, non-alcoholic drinks, top ups, ice-creams, tobacco products and other sundries.

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.

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.

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.

AB Computers

AB Computers

Great Yarmouth

AB Computers, Great Yarmouth, specialise in the retail, repair, upgrade and diagnosis of PC’s & laptops. Stocking a wide range of items, AB Computers will source, quote and order other computer related items for its customers.

Ken Perkins Photography & Canvas Printing

Ken Perkins Photography & Canvas Printing

Great Yarmouth

Ken Perkins Photography in Great Yarmouth covers a wide range of your photography needs. Take along your favourite holiday snap and have it transferred to canvas as a lasting holiday memory!

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

M Print

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.

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.

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.

Paul Johnson Flightline UK- Team Raven 2

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Maritime Festival 2017

Earl of Pembroke

Maritime Festival 2017 - historic Great Yarmouth on the sea.

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Hembsy Summer Fun

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