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Gorleston Beach Beach

Gorleston on Sea, Norfolk

This 3km beach is formed by a large expanse of sand backed by a rock armour protected concrete sea wall with timber groynes.

Beach Type



Cafe / restaurant
First-aid post
Toilets (including disabled) are all available


There are also children's areas

Nature and Wildlife

For walks there are coastal footpaths along the Upper and Lower Promenades.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily by Great Yarmouth Borough Council and there are litter bins available. Dogs are banned from the beach during summer months; dog litter bins are present for other times.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Great Yarmouth Tourist Information Centre. Town Hall Hall Quay Great Yarmouth Norfolk NR30 2PX Tel: 01493 846345


Nearest town: Gorleston on Sea
County: Norfolk
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5663, 1.73662
Postcode: NR31 6DX
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


The beach is signposted from the A12

Public Transport

There is a frequent bus service and the nearest railway station is in Great Yarmouth.

Nearest Railway Stations

Great Yarmouth (Approx. 3 miles away)
Berney Arms (Approx. 5 miles away)
Somerleyton (Approx. 5 miles away)
Haddiscoe (Approx. 6 miles away)
Oulton Broad North (Approx. 6 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is FREE parking (including disabled) available for 30 cars.

Nearby Car Parks

Brush Quay, Gorleston (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Marine Parade, Gorleston (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Baker Street, Gorleston (Unknown stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Edinburgh Avenue, Gorleston (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Gorleston High Street, Great Yarmouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Church Road, Gorleston (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Mill Lane Recreation Ground, Bradwell (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
St. Nicholas Recreation Ground, Great Yarmouth (Unknown stay).
About 2.1 miles away
Mariner's Road, Great Yarmouth (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Jetty South, Great Yarmouth (Short stay).
About 2.5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Gorleston on Sea