The Beach Guide

Great Yarmouth North Beach

Great Yarmouth North Beach - Norfolk

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Great Yarmouth's North Beach is a delightful wide, sandy beach, backed with low, grassy sand dunes. Just off the coast here, in the North Sea, is the Scroby Sands Wind Farm
North Beach is a popular destination for day trippers and walkers.

A promenade runs alongside much of the beach and there is an attractive boardwalk over the sands making access to the beach easier for those with pushchairs or persons with limited mobility.
There are plans to regenerate the Venetian waterway and the Boating Lake, restoring them to the glory of their heyday in the 1920s. When completed, this will certainly add to the charm of this already delightful beach.

In late spring, a section of the beach becomes home to a colony of Little Terns which migrate from Africa to nest. Visitors wishing to look at the bird colony should seek advice from the nearby RSPB cabin on how to view the birds without disturbing their young.

Facilities here are quite good with a paying car park and public toilets along North Drive. The water quality is excellent and the sand is generally kept clean, although there is no lifeguard service, so bathers should take care.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are not allowed on certain parts of the beach.

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Beach hut hire

    Nearest town

    Great Yarmouth


    NR30 4HG

    OS grid ref.

    TG 5348 1004

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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