British Beaches

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Great Yarmouth - S. Denes Beach

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Situated to the south of Great yarmouth. A lively and very British Seaside resort with a soft sandy beach which at South Denes is interspersed with groynes.

Beach Type



A promenade
Water taps and privately-owned beach huts
Rough terrain wheel chairs can be hired though the ramps to the beach are very steep


There is plenty to do in any weather
Amusement arcades
Nightclubs and the Pleasure Beach
There are boat trips
Organised football
Inflatable slides and bouncy castles plus crazy golf courses
Both piers have theatres

Nature and Wildlife

Explore the long beach. stroll the promenade and see the entertainments on the piers.

Water Quality

Not Tested




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

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre. Maritime House. 25 Marine Parade. Great Yarmouth. NR30 2EN. Telephone: 01493 842195 (open daily from Easter)


Nearest town: Great Yarmouth
County: Norfolk
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5788, 1.7421
Postcode: NR30 3QA
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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Great yarmouth is directly east of Norwich on the A47.

Public Transport

There are local bus services visiting the beach and great yarmouth has a train station.

Nearest Railway Stations

Great Yarmouth (Approx. 2 miles away)
Berney Arms (Approx. 5 miles away)
Somerleyton (Approx. 6 miles away)
Haddiscoe (Approx. 6 miles away)
Oulton Broad North (Approx. 7 miles away)

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


Parking including disabled parking is available.

Nearby Car Parks

Baker Street, Gorleston (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Brush Quay, Gorleston (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Gorleston High Street, Great Yarmouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Church Road, Gorleston (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
St. Nicholas Recreation Ground, Great Yarmouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Marine Parade, Gorleston (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Mariner's Road, Great Yarmouth (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Jetty South, Great Yarmouth (Short stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Jetty North, Great Yarmouth (Short stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Edinburgh Avenue, Gorleston (Unknown stay).
About 1.6 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Great Yarmouth