A little about the Great Yarmouth
Great Yarmouth is famous as a family holiday destination, bursting with fun things to do, arcades, rides and attractions stretching along the fabled Golden Mile and the huge expanse of pristine beach. The town itself has a fabulous maritime heritage and a port famous for once being the hub of the herring industry.
The Greater Yarmouth area contains wonderful countryside, charming villages, the scenic Breydon Water, and a quieter but no less appealing seaside resort in Gorleston-on-Sea and the vibrant village resort of Hemsby.
Visitors have been coming to Great Yarmouth since the late 1700s and the resort is now one of the most popular in the UK for day trips, weekend breaks and longer holidays, offering all the character of a traditional seaside trip but with a very modern twist.
There are more than 15 miles of sandy beaches within the Greater Yarmouth area, all with gentle slopes that making bathing a delight, from the marram dunes of Winterton-on-Sea and Hemsby in the north to cliff-backed Hopton-on-Sea in the south.
If you love beachcombing, then look for pieces of amber along the high-tide mark, particularly after a big storm. Amber is light and is easily loosened from submarine rock layers, so is often brought along by tides from the Baltic to be caught up in frondy seaweeds that sweep the seafloor.