Great Yarmouth has been a popular seaside attraction for centuries, with Brits chasing sea-bathing and fresh air. The entire Norfolk coastline is stunning, with Great Yarmouth a popular gem amongst it with its traditional seaside resort feel, close to the Norfolk Broads. We’ve listed some of our favourite spots around Great Yarmouth to help get you exploring this beautiful place.
Time and Tide Museum
Great Yarmouth has a centuries-long history of fishing and seafaring commemorated in the Time and Tide Museum. Discover preserved herring curing works from the Victorian Era, explore the fishing wharf, test out an old steam drifter, and hear tales of that salty sea life.
Gorleston-on-Sea Beach is a beautiful place to visit – not only for its lovely sandy beach but also as one of the more accessible beaches around the area for those struggling with mobility issues.
The Pleasure Beach is a historic fairground opened to the public over 100 years ago and located on Yarmouth’s Golden Mile. This is a fantastic place to visit with family and children to enjoy the rides, including dodgems, the Haunted Hotel and ride the historic 1932 Roller Coaster.
Great Yarmouth Central Beach
Great Yarmouth’s Central Beach – located between the piers in town – is a vast sandy area with areas to chill and enjoy or get energetic and try surfing. A perfect spot to enjoy a Norfolk Beach.
The Hippodrome Circus was built in the early 1900s and is one of the only permanently operating circuses in England, not to mention one of the oldest. Enjoy the retro seaside vibe and get along to one of the seasonal shows held over summer.
Elizabethan House Museum
Visit the Elizabethan House Museum in an Elizabethan property on the city’s Quayside. Decorated with historic period furniture and complete with a historic costume room filled with centuries-old armour, clothing and accessories, some dating back to the 1500s.
The Broads National Park is a network of pristine waterways that criss-cross the region, perfect for some countryside time. You can even hire a longboat to explore the waterways at your own pace.
Joyland and Britannia Pier
Joyland is a retro fun park that opened in 1949 next to Britannia Pier. It’s a great attraction with little rides, amusements and games to enjoy. Joyland has hardly changed since it opened, and it’s often a nostalgic draw for returning visitors to reminisce.
Hemsby Beach is perfect for exploring another sandy beach near Great Yarmouth. Pop over to Hemsby Fun Park for more action or stroll through the dunes to Winterton Beach for a relaxed outdoor amble.
St George’s Theatre in St George’s Chapel
Catch a show, at this cute local theatre with a range of productions, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Check what’s on here.
Need Somewhere to Stay?
Visit Belle Aire Holiday Park Hemsby, the perfect holiday accommodation near all these attractions and on the Hemsby beach.