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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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Candy Kingdom

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!

The Chinese Shop

The Chinese Shop

Great Yarmouth

The Chinese Shop, Great Yarmouth, is a unique store selling a variety of high quality arts, crafts, fancy goods, gifts and garments sourced from Hong Kong and China. An oriental treasure trove in the heart of the town.

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 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.

Regent Photographics

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Azams of Great Yarmouth

Azams of Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth

Azams, Great Yarmouth, is a large store selling household goods.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Once It's Gone ................... It's Gone

Once It's Gone ...... It's Gone

Great Yarmouth

Once It's Gone ...... It's Gone, Great Yarmouth, sells a range of ladies fashions at great prices.

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.

Mitko Tattoo

Mitko Tattoo

Great Yarmouth

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

Poundland

Poundland

Great Yarmouth

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

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.

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.

Top Tees

Top Tees

Great Yarmouth

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

Sue Ryder

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.

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.

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Maritime Festival 2017

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