The main town in East Norfolk is the coastal town of Great Yarmouth, 21 miles from the city of Norwich which is easily accessible by road or rail.

Great Yarmouth is also well known for its maritime heritage, the Golden Mile and its Blue Flag beach status. The surrounding area of Great Yarmouth is home to over 15 miles of beautiful sandy beaches.

 

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FACT FILE

Take a look at our fact file to find out more about what East Norfolk has to offer.

TRAVEL
  • Great Yarmouth is 20 miles from Norwich, 50 miles from Kings Lynn and 60 miles to Ipswich
  • The A47 offers fast and direct routes to Norwich or Kings Lynn, while the A12 provides a direct link to Lowestoft, Ipswich and Colchester
  • Norwich International Airport with daily direct flights to Amsterdam is about 45 minutes drive away
  • Great Yarmouth railway station has a regular service to Norwich where you’ll find local interconnecting services and intercity services to London Liverpool Street and cities in the North
HOUSING
  • Great Yarmouth offers an excellent mix of affordable housing with 3-bedroom houses starting from as little as £160,000
  • Average house prices in nearby Gorleston are slightly higher, but there is a bargain to be had if you are willing to look or prepare to take on a project
  • Renting is also an extremely affordable option in this district – one bedroom flats start at £350 pcm
  • Help to buy schemes are available is this locality
EDUCATION
  • There are 31 primary schools in Great Yarmouth (22 rated good) and 7 high schools (5 rated good or outstanding), one with 6th form provision
  • Great Yarmouth college offers courses in maritime, oil and gas renewables as well as apprenticeships and A level courses
  • East Coast College, offering a range of courses, is just across the border in Lowestoft
EMPLOYMENT
  • With over 50 years of offshore experience, Great Yarmouth is home to several oil and gas companies and a 250-company strong marine energy supply chain
  • It is also an up and coming hub for the renewable energy sector
  • Tourism is big business locally and is worth £599 million a year to the area. Around a third of jobs in the area are tourism related
  • The James Paget Hospital is a large local employer and house a prominent research and development centre
  • Great Yarmouth Borough Council is another sizeable employer
LIFE
  • The Great Yarmouth locality sits on the east coast of Norfolk just north of the border with Suffolk
  • Covering an area of just of 107 m2 it has a population of just under 100,000
  • Great Yarmouth boasts 15 miles of wide sandy beaches from Winterton-on-Sea to north Hopton
  • Just down the coast from Great Yarmouth you’ll find Gorleston-on-Sea, famous for its beach and marine parade, where stunning houses perch on cliffs overlooking the sea
LEISURE
  • Relax on stunning beaches or seek your thrills at the Pleasure Beach. Swim a relaxing few lengths at the Marina Centre or visit the Great Yarmouth Racecourse – there is something for everyone
  • Enjoy the outdoors with water sports on the river, bird watching, horse riding or fishing
  • Hop across the border and enjoy a day out at Pleasurewood Hills or power boating on Oulton Broad
  • Shop til you drop at Gapton Hall, an out of town shopping centre