What do you think of when you picture Norfolk? Rolling hills? Wetlands? Wide open countryside? Norfolk might be one of the most beautifully rural counties, but it’s also home to some spectacular stretches of rugged coastline and to wonderful golden beaches. Great Yarmouth is Norfolk’s major beach holiday destination, and is exactly as you’d expect a traditional beach resort to be. With its sandy beaches, its arcades and its authentic fish and chip shops, it has everything that you could possibly want for a holiday or short break that is full of nostalgia and fun.
In the summer months, Great Yarmouth’s beaches come alive with tourists and locals laden with buckets and spades, colourful towels and cool boxes full of snacks. The promenade is busy with fish and chip shops, cafés, sweet shops and ice cream stalls, whilst the Great Yarmouth donkeys provide short rides to the town’s younger visitors. Amusement arcades are great places to while away the hours, but if you’re looking for even more excitement then you’ll want to pay a visit to the Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach with its rides for every age group.
Other attractions in Great Yarmouth include the Time and Tide Museum, which provides a fascinating insight into the town’s maritime history. Every year Great Yarmouth also hosts its Maritime Festival which is an exciting combination of boats, live music, street entertainment and market stalls.
Dining out in Great Yarmouth is always a particularly enjoyable experience. There are so many cafés, restaurants and bars to choose from, with many serving fresh fish in true seaside style. There are also plenty of welcoming pubs, including chain carveries where you can treat yourself to a traditional British roast dinner. Work up an appetite walking around the Merrivale Model Village, or visit the Great Yarmouth Potteries complete with a museum and a selection of tours. Alternatively, let the fresh sea air prepare you for a hearty meal as you enjoy an organised boat trip along the coast.
Your Great Yarmouth hotel room is your convenient base for a real seaside holiday, with a comfortable bed in which you can relax after a long day of fun and some time on the beach. Enjoy your colourful surroundings, the delicious food on offer and the refreshing coastal breeze – everything that you need to wake you up in the morning!