The lively and vibrant seaside town of Great Yarmouth is alive with fantastic things to do, from visiting the beach to experiencing the unique water circus. With a great variety of places to eat, things to do, and places to see, make sure to pencil in a night or two for visiting Great Yarmouth if bright lights and excitement are what you’re after! This article will give you some helpful information when planning a trip to the seaside resort.
Visiting Great Yarmouth
Mooring when Visiting Great Yarmouth
With its appeal to holidaymakers, the town has a yacht station where you can moor for a fee. With staff on hand to help and advise from 8:00am – 8:00pm, and there are toilet and shower facilities available as well as water. Just a short walk from the town, and half an hour from the seafront, the yacht station is in an ideal location for visiting from the Broads.
Leisure when Visiting Great Yarmouth
There’s a wealth of leisure in the seaside town! For a unique experience, try the Hippodrome Circus when they have a show on – with impressive acrobatic feats and water displays, the kids will love this one. On the seafront is the Pleasure Beach, perfect for thrill seekers and kids alike, this a variety of gentle rides and thrill rides and all sorts in between to cater for most. There are also a couple of adventure mini golf courses to choose from, as well as the Merrivale Model Village, a world of miniature exploration! Over the summer holidays on Wednesdays there is live entertainment on the SEALIFE Centre Gardens from 8:00pm, with seafront attractions open late for the main event of a free fireworks display at 10:00pm! Closer to the Broads is Burgh Castle, which overlooks Burgh Castle – a great heritage site. There’s so much to do in the seaside town, so why not take a wander and see what you can find?
Eating Out when Visiting Great Yarmouth
As with leisure, there is possibly even more places to eat out in Great Yarmouth! The Burlington Palm hotel serves fresh and local fish, whereas Lek Thai on the Golden Mile pairs great customer service with the best that Thailand has to offer. For those after a more grown up eating experience, try Pamela’s Restaurant, which is praised for its high-class cuisine and excellent service. Good for families with pups is the Marnine Family Pub. Having been in business for over 30 years, the Marine Family Pub offers a warm atmosphere with a wide variety of drinks to pick from. They also serve traditional pub fare, and have even been known to whip up a dog’s dinner upon request!
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