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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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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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

Richard James Jewellers

Richard James Jewellers

Great Yarmouth

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

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.

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.

Top Tees

Top Tees

Great Yarmouth

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

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.

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.

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.

Mitko Tattoo

Mitko Tattoo

Great Yarmouth

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cut Price Labels

Cut Price Labels

Great Yarmouth

Cut Price Labels in Great Yarmouth offers you a wide range of clothing for your holiday needs at bargin prices.

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.

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.

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.

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