Great Yarmouth Pier Beach

Great Yarmouth Pier Beach - Norfolk
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There are two piers in Great Yarmouth, the Britannia Pier and the Wellington Pier.  Both originals were built in the mid- 19th century but have since been replaced and modernised. Both piers are well worth a visit by those spending any time at this fine beach.

This area of Great Yarmouth provides everything that you would expect from a lively British seaside resort.
The beach itself is a vast expanse of excellent quality sand.  A lifeguard service operates during the summer months and the excellent water quality and clean, golden sands make this a popular destination for those fancying a dip in the North Sea or for families with young children who will enjoy playing with bucket and spades. 

In summer a wide variety of entertainments are organised on the beach.  There are boat trips, football and volleyball matches and more.

The nostalgic Britannia Pier gets very lively.  There is a performing arts theatre and a wide variety of arcades, rides and other entertainments on offer. 

The Pleasure Beach, which opens for the season towards the end of March has an original 1932 roller-coaster together with traditional rides for young visitors as well as white-knuckle rides for older thrill-seekers.  The Pleasure Beach attracts over a million visitors annually.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

The beach is cleaned regularly and dogs are banned during the summer months.

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  • Amusement arcade
  • Crazy golf/putting
  • Donkey rides


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Town centre nearby
  • Shop
  • Deck chair hire
  • Beach hut hire
  • Picnic area
  • Promenade
  • Pier

Nearest town

Great Yarmouth


NR30 2ER

OS grid ref.

TG 5325 0750


Parking including disabled parking is available.

Water quality

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Great Yarmouth Pier Beach Reviews

Aug 13th 2020

Had 2 glorious days here. Was disappointed with a few aspects:
Dogs were on the beach, no lifeguard, toilets were unattended so were not being cleaned regularly and I dont see why there are no outside showers like other beaches.