One of the country’s favourite seaside resorts, Great Yarmouth boasts miles of sandy beaches, a great choice of family-friendly entertainment options and many cultural and historic attractions. Located at the end of the River Bure, it’s a must see during your stay on the Norfolk Broads.
Main Sights & Attractions
The main attraction in Great Yarmouth is definitely the town’s beach. Drawing visitors from far and wide, it offers traditional seaside charm with donkey rides taking visitors along the sands and piers packed full of games and amusements to explore.
Places to eat
A good choice of places to eat can be found on the seafront, especially in the summer months. Marine Parade is home to lots of eateries and there are also several cafes and restaurants in the nearby area as well as in King Street and Regents Road.
If you’re staying in self-catering accommodation, you’ll find two large supermarkets in Great Yarmouth where you can stock up on supplies for your larder.
Things to do
No trip to Great Yarmouth would be complete without a visit to Marine Parade. Also known as the Golden Mile, it’s home to a mini golf course, adrenaline-pumping rides and a choice of other attractions.
If it’s not beach weather when you visit Great Yarmouth, don’t worry, there’s still plenty to keep you busy. Visit the fantastic Hippodrome Circus, learn more about the region’s history at the Time and Tide Museum or head to the covered market to pick up some bargains.
If you want to get up close to the region’s wildlife, take a boat trip out to nearby Scroby Sands to spot some of the local seals.
Tips for travelling around Great Yarmouth
Great Yarmouth is connected to Norwich via the Wherry Line. Trains depart every hour. Buses also link the town with other destinations in the nearby area.
Take a day out and explore Great Yarmouth and it’s beautiful coastline by car, the average journey can take less than half an hour and is well worth a visit when staying in one of our cottages.