Great Yarmouth beach (Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/62547063%40N00/20560453)

Great Yarmouth beach

Norfolk's classic seaside resort Great Yarmouth with its award-winning beaches stretching for a mammoth 15 miles and its two family fun piers has long been one of Britain's top budget family holidays. Alongside seaside fun, there's history and maritime heritage in Great Yarmouth. Take a short stroll inland and you'll find yourself on the town's beautiful quayside lining the River Yare where heritage buildings like the Great Yarmouth Row Houses are open to the public.

Wellington Pier Great Yarmouth

Wellington Pier Great Yarmouth

One museum not to be missed is the Nelson Museum on South Quay, housed in a listed old Georgian merchant's house and packed with exhibits and information on Nelson's early childhood in his native Norfolk. The town has its own mini 'Nelson's Column' monument on the southern edge of the resort.  

If you're looking for lively family seaside fun with great beaches and budget accommodation then Great Yarmouth is the perfect choice. The east coast enjoys a great warm summer climate and Great Yarmouth is jam packed with amusement arcades, theme parks, sealife centres, crazy golf, an indoor water park and family piers together with a wide choice of cheap quality family holiday parks with all inclusive entertainment and on-site swimming pools and kids clubs.

Fritton Lake, Greater Yarmouth

Fritton Lake, Greater Yarmouth

Choose a seafront hotel or B&B guest house in Great Yarmouth and be assured of a warm welcome, hearty cooked breakfasts and lots of advice on the local area. Part of the appeal of Great Yarmouth is what sits in the immediate surrounding area. Fun packed attractions and activities are not just plentiful in the resort, but also feature widely in the surrounding countryside and the Norfolk Broads adjacent.

Popular family attractions in Greater Yarmouth include Fritton Lake and Burgh Castle, and you're also just a short drive, bus or train journey away from Norwich city centre. Stay in Greater Yarmouth accommodation which features everything from family holiday parks in Scratby and Breydon Water to stylish holiday cottages in peaceful Winterton on Sea. Fantastic coastal and Broadland caravan parks are around Great Yarmouth in holiday hotspots like Caister and Gorleston-on-Sea. Book online now.

Accommodation in Great Yarmouth

  • Caister-on-Sea   (3.5 miles from the centre of Great Yarmouth)
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    £125
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    Haven Caister Holiday Park on the Norfolk Coast is ideal for a family beach holiday with indoor & outdoor pools, 2 & 3 bedroom properties & new Show Bar onsite. Short break deals.
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  • Gorleston   (3.6 miles from the centre of Great Yarmouth)
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    £25
    Per person B&B (2 sharing)
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    Well appointed Great Yarmouth hotel with newly refurbished double rooms & family accommodation for up to 2 adults & 2 children. Free parking, onsite bar/ cafe, Wi-Fi.
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  • Great Yarmouth   (1.7 miles from the centre of Great Yarmouth)
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    £164
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    Popular lively holiday park in Great Yarmouth offering modern, luxury holiday caravans, daily entertainment & leisure facilities inc indoor & outdoor pools.
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