Things to do in Great Yarmouth

Sandy Beaches

The Great Yarmouth Coastline stretches along 15 miles of beautiful soft, clean sandy beach and is perhaps the most beautiful coast in East Anglia. The beaches of Great Yarmouth are the ideal place to sunbathe in the summer or walk in the winter. With many seaside amusements along the way, including the Pleasure Beach, donkey rides and fair grounds, from Winterton-on-Sea in the North to Hopton-on-Sea in the South. The Marine Parade is the perfect place to stop for an ice cream or some candy floss and is the epicentre of a coastline often referred to as The Golden Mile. The parade is alive with activity from shops to bingo halls, amusement arcades to tea-rooms, crazy golf to leafy gardens. The three Great Yarmouth piers are attractions in themselves. At the northern end is the Britannia Pier, and the Wellington Pier is further down towards the southern end of the strip. In between lies The Jetty; boat trips out to see the seals can be got from here and it is the focal point for the summer fireworks.

Pleasure Beach

The Pleasure Beach is a historic free entry pleasure park full of attractions to entertain the whole family from dodgems to roller coasters. In addition to its 20 large rides is a crazy golf course, water attractions such as log flumes and fair ground games.

Historic Town

Great Yarmouth is a medieval town and some of its medieval buildings can still be seen today despite the town enduring heavy bombing in World War 2. In the Heritage quarter traditional old house in narrow alleyways can be seen. The Tollhouse dates back to the 13th century and has dungeons. It is one of the oldest civic buildings in Britain. The Market Place has been hosting markets stalls since the 13th century. It is also home to the town's shops and well-known chip stalls. The town still has a busy commercial harbour. The history of the town can be learned in the Time and Tide museum. Today there are many high street shops in the town centre.

Nelson's Footsteps

Great Yarmouth is home to a number of museums with the Nelson museum being the most famous.

The life of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson and the world in which he lived are demonstrated there. A visit to the museum makes for an educational excursion for all the family. In Great Yarmouth town, a Grade I listed Norfolk Naval Pillar, known locally as Nelson's Monument or Nelson's Column can also be seen.

Norfolk Broads

Just a stone's throw from Great Yarmouth is the idyllic countryside of the Norfolk Broads. Miles of meandering rivers, unspoilt lakes and man-made waterways and marshland are a haven for wildlife. The Trinity Broads, north west of Great Yarmouth, are just the start of the Broads National Park, which stretches 125 miles over parts of Norfolk and into Suffolk.

Marine Centre

Magical marine life awaits you in Great Yarmouth's Sea Life Centre, from starfish to seals, tropical fish to penguins, crocodiles to giant turtles all creatures of the sea can be seen there. Learn interactively about the world's coasts, from rugged coastlines to tropical coral reefs, from sandy shorelines to the dark depths of the ocean.


If you want a quiet dinner at a traditional Norfolk pub or wish to paint the town red there are a great selection of pubs, bars, restaurants and clubs in Great Yarmouth. Regent Road on the seafront is where all the bright lights and many music bars are.

If you are thinking about holidaying in Great Yarmouth and are looking for accommodation we have a great selection of bed and breakfasts in the areas. From small family run B&B's to stylish boutiques and larger hotel style B&B's, from the seafront to the town centre, whether staying as a couple, with friends or as a family, there is something for everyone on Right BnB. View our selection of BnB's in Great Yarmouth.