Great Yarmouth Central Beach

Great Yarmouth Central Beach

Great Yarmouth Central Beach
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Jags_Jammu
Bletchley, UK22 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
This summer we visited Great Yarmouth seaside for the first time, as we wanted to experience a 'traditional' seaside town. The beach was very clean with very little litter (which was a nice surprise for a seaside town).

Yes some of the buildings are a little rundown and some buildings do need more than a lick of paint. It is good to know that the council have invested into the new Marina Centre (which is scheduled to open in summer 2022).

There are a wide variety of things to do including donkey rides, amusement arcades, fun fairs, horse & carriage rides, mini golf courses, ferris wheel, pleasure beach and the sealife centre.

Definitely worth a visit if you have never been before.
Written August 29, 2021
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philip
London, UK191 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
We went for a weekend break in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk & even in the winter sunshine, you would think your in the Caribbean. It stretches from the north pier to the end of the south dunes & it’s really wide & narrows off in the south beach area. You can other stand why people flock to the beach in the summer for days on this beautiful beach. I’ll be back.
Written January 17, 2022
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The Chef's Wife.
Norfolk, UK804 contributions
Sep 2021
I visited here with my husband for a mid-week day out.
We have both been before.

There is a lot of parking very close by. You can park along the seafront but this does get very busy in peak periods. We parked in a pay and display opposite the theme park and we were the only car in there!

The beach in Great Yarmouth is lovely. And very child friendly.
The sand is mainly clear of all rocks and seaweed. The sand is lovely and fine and the beach itself is huge! You can get a good spot and not have anyone near you for quite some distance.

The beachfront has lots of toilets, cafes and food stalls so everything is close by.

You could happily spend a day here if you wanted too.

The beach is exceptionally clean and tidy too. You don't see a ton of workmen and cleaners on it but it always looks immaculate. It's a lovely bit of coastline.

It's somewhere we definitely will be returning to.
Written October 29, 2021
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DazMand
Colchester, UK22 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
We visited Yarmouth for one night to get away having worked through Covid as key workers.
The main beach front area we thought was generally very run down.
Many things looked like they needed a lick of paint. Hotels that were either closed or shut.
We struggled to find a restaurant to eat in the evening. We ended up going into the town and still struggled. We did visit on a Monday & post
Coming out of lockdown, however the state of the place was no excuse.
If I had booked a holiday here I would of felt very disappointed.
Written July 15, 2020
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Bev P
Derby, UK38 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
Went last week to Great Yarmouth and had a relatively nice time. While the promenade and main shopping street were nice, the side and backs streets were not, unbelievably run down, not just the streets but the majority of shops and houses as well. Also some very undesirable people hanging around did not feel safe after 5.30 especially on regent road shopping area. This I’m afraid spoiled it for me even though we stayed at a really nice b&b, will not return.
Written September 6, 2021
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cleg
England, UK51 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Wow, what can I say, this place is definitely not great! What an absolute dive. It's got to be the worst place I have ever visited. People moan about Blackpool but seriously Blackpool is a million times better than Great Yarmouth. I have never visited the East coast before hence choosing a holiday here but I wish I didn't. The town is so run down and filthy, rubbish and dog poo everywhere. There is a stench of grease and fat in the air from all the chip, burger and donut places frying all day long. So many homeless people around too. I'm not one to feel intimidated however that's how I felt in this town. The public toilets were grim too along with the dirty run down amusement arcades. The word ROUGH just about covers it. One plus note, I had a fun time playing crazy golf before getting the hell out of there. £8 to park is also a joke!
Written September 19, 2022
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Chris S
Romford, UK180 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Visited on a very sunny day. Became quite busy but enough space to spread out. Plenty of facilities and reasonably priced food stalls. Only
Disappointment was the amount of rubbish and glass we found on the beach. Had to continually keep our eyes on the kids in the sand which was a shame. Visited some nicer, cleaner beaches further along the coast- would recommend considering them.
Written August 20, 2020
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Natalie S
Bishop Auckland, UK473 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Nothing better than a beach day! We spwnt the WHOLE day at the beach from around 10-4.30pm. We took everything we needed for a fun day - paddle boards, football, buckets, spades, windbreak, seats, blankets etc. Kids enjoyed plodging in the sea, digging holes and playing football. The beach was very quiet but the weather was lovely (minus a few chilly winds). Other than that we enjoyed it, lovely and clean with very little litter which was great. Always love a trip to the beach here.
Written August 31, 2022
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Mark G
Caister-on-Sea, UK40 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Been coming to Yarmouth for years. And have always had a great time. This time was checking out UEA (University of East Anglia) and decided to make a Weekend of it. That was our first mistake. Something has occurred in Yarmouth and lock down can only shoulder some of the blame. The area is overrun by untrained. Unqualified. Uninsured idiots on E Scooters. At least they have consistent disregard for the rules of the road as well as the rules of the pavement.
With the building works. And businesses deciding not to open the whole town seems tired and unexciting. Some of the businesses we have used for years that have become a tradition to visit. Have changed hands. And now seek to entice new customers with cheaper but inferior meals.
Sure some things in Yarmouth still remain but it's lost that magical something. That made it Great.
Written July 3, 2021
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Deborah T
Irthlingborough, UK112 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
With a large family group including 5 children the beach was always going to be an important part of our weekend away. Long stretches of clean golden sand ideal for buckets and spades. Sun sea and sand whats not to love. Our family loved it.
Written July 19, 2021
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