Great Yarmouth Beach (South)

Great Yarmouth Beach (South) - Norfolk
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South Beach in Great Yarmouth is the generous stretch of sand to the between Wellington Pier and the new outer harbour at the mouth of the River Yare. On a sunny day it is quite a pleasant spot with the sand dunes behind and fine sand. When the sun isn’t out you may start to notice the surroundings a little more, including the more industrial look to the southern end.

South beach is never as crowded as Great Yarmouth’s Central beach and is a good get-away spot in that respect.Everything is still within easy walking distance.

Part of the beach is backed by Great Yarmouth’s Pleasure Beach with its roller coaster and Scenic Railway. Despite having been open for over a hundred years and feeling a bit tatty around the edges the Pleasure Beach is still Great Yarmouth’s most popular attraction bringing in a whopping one million visitors per year.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed on South beach all year round.

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  • Amusement arcade
  • Crazy golf/putting


  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • Town centre nearby
  • Beach hut hire
  • Promenade
  • Pier

Nearest town

Great Yarmouth


NR30 3EH

OS grid ref.

TG 5326 0664


Parking including disabled parking is available.

Water quality

Water quality star rating

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Great Yarmouth Beach (South) Reviews


Stephen Smith
Oct 04th 2021

Very good beaches and the cleanest anywhere in the whole of the UK ????????