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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

Richard James Jewellers

Great Yarmouth

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Outer Limits

Great Yarmouth

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

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.

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.

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.

Poundland

Great Yarmouth

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

Smugglers Cove

Great Yarmouth

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

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.

Sweet Dreams Traditional Sweet Shop

Great Yarmouth

Sweet Dreams Traditional Sweet Shop, 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.

The Towel Shop

Great Yarmouth

The Towel shop in Great Yarmouth has a wide range of towels to cover all of your home and holiday needs at bargin prices.

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.

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.

Barkers

Great Yarmouth

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bags Galore

Great Yarmouth

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

Paul Johnson Flightline UK- Team Raven 2

Amazing airshow for Great Yarmouth in 2017

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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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