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Hands down the best beach in the UK

We came for the day and were blown away by how beautiful it is here! We are quite spoilt with... read more

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Lovely sandy beach

A wide expanse of very clean sand. Lovely beach. Also good beachside cafe in JayJays. Also the... read more

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Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth NR31 6DQ, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

We came for the day and were blown away by how beautiful it is here! We are quite spoilt with foreign holidays and this is nicer than some beaches we have visited abroad! We were really lucky with the Easter bank holiday weekend! Lovely little...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Zantedoll
Reviewed 4 days ago

A wide expanse of very clean sand. Lovely beach. Also good beachside cafe in JayJays. Also the promenade is a lovely walk, with or without the dog.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow what a lovely beach so clean. I’ve cream parlours arcades what could anyone else ask for was a lovely afternoon spent here

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Amy19791
Reviewed 5 days ago

I live 3 miles away and this is the beach I have been visiting regularly since 1995. Over the years it has become a lot better, cleaner and more enjoyable place.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sirimewan
Reviewed 5 days ago

Love this beach. The sands are golden and unspoiled. the beach is well taken care of and there is always JayJays cafe at the end of the promenade!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Julie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Theres something for everyone here, yes a typical seaside resort but with young children its a great place with loads to do, fun fairs for all ages and the usual arcades etc. youll not be bored on a day out.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Weby5459
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we walked along it was rather cool and breezy but still a great place to take the fresh air. A wide clean beach and good promenade. A great place to walk.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Charles_and_Susan
Reviewed 1 week ago

This wide a long sandy beach is popular but not over-busy. The tourist end near the shops excludes dogs during peak season but the rest is open to dogs all year round. For the dogs walker we have the Doggy Diner a curiosity arty cafe...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Trevor R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely quiet location and tasty Chinese Stunning beach and perfect for a stroll with the family or for a couple

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Bird444
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning expanse of lovely clean sand the were a few shops arcades and eateries but the beach is definitely the star attraction here, if the weather was good I could imagine a family having a great day here

Date of experience: March 2019
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September 16, 2018|
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Response from jendingley | Reviewed this property |
I walked the beach every morning just after dawn. Mostly dog walkers or joggers and most said good morning. I never felt unsafe even though i was on my own
David F
August 27, 2018|
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Response from Matchie2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are signs to say which side of the beach
August 4, 2018|
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Response from KenH302 | Reviewed this property |
There is a small arcade close by , with a couplr of cafes and shops. Did not see any seafood stalls on the day of my visit ,also there are some rides on the beach near by. hope this helps.