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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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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.

Cash Generator

Great Yarmouth

Cash Generator, Great Yarmouth, buy and sell selected pre-owned items at reasonable prices.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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!

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.

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.

Model Shop

Great Yarmouth

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

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

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.


Great Yarmouth

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

Bags Galore

Great Yarmouth

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

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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

Great Yarmouth

Night Fever, Great Yarmouth, situated on the bustling pedestrianised Regent Road sells ladies lingerie, nightwear, swimwear, hosiery and underwear.

Shoes Galore

Great Yarmouth

Shoes Galore, Great Yarmouth, sells a good range of footwear in many styles and sizes. From sandals to snug boots, cosy slippers to pumps, you'll find them all at very reasonable prices at Shoes Galore.

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.

Potters Rock Factory

Great Yarmouth

Potters Rock Factory, Great Yarmouth, sells an impressive variety of sweet items including seaside rock, pick and mix confectionery and soft drinks. Perfect for gifts or as a personal treat.

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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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