If the sun is shining and you fancy a day on the beach, why not journey a short distance to the north and spend some time at one of Norfolk’s most popular coastal destinations. The town of Great Yarmouth offers a wealth of entertaining sites and attractions, as well as one of the longest beaches in the region. The town is known as the Gateway to the Broads, as it is close to Breydon Water, which links the rivers Yare, Bure and Waveney together, meaning you can access the northern and southern broads from here.
In the centre of town you will find a great selection of high streets shops, as well as independent shops where you can buy clothing, electronics, books and whatever you may need or want. There is also a good selection of restaurants and cafes serving plenty of different dishes and don’t forget about the local fish & chip shops, as a day at the beach is never complete without some freshly made chips & freshly caught fish. Once you’ve had a look around the town centre and had a bite to eat, why not head to the beach and enjoy some time under the sun. The sandy coastline here actually includes an impressive eleven beaches, so you definitely won’t have to look very far to find the perfect spot even when it’s busy. The beach here is also home to two stunning piers, which reach out into the sea. Wellington Pier is perfect for families, as it offers enough entertainment to keep the kids busy for hours. Inside you will find a bowling alley, amusements, pool tables, video games and more. For the adults there is a café& bar serving a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and snacks. Towards the other end of the town is Britannia Pier. Here you can enjoy live shows at the popular theatre, as well as a number of bars where you can sit down for something to eat or enjoy a refreshing drink.
If you’re looking for entertainment for the whole family then head over to the very popular Pleasure Beach theme park. This can be found towards the southern end of the town and thanks to its location and impressive appearance, you won’t have trouble spotting it from along the sea front. The rides here include classic dodgems, go-karts, various rollercoasters, a funhouse, a haunted house, log flume, monorail and many more fantastic rides. The town is also home to a large swimming pool and sea life centre.
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