Gorleston-on-Sea Beach - Beach in Norfolk, Gorleston-on-Sea - Great Yarmouth

Gorleston-on-Sea Beach

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Gorleston-on-Sea Beach, near Great Yarmouth has grassy cliffs with pitch & putt, bowling greens, tennis and basketball courts, trim trail, children's playground and gardens leading down via slopes or stairs to a long promenade.

There are benches and undercover seating areas overlooking a stunning bay with a huge, wide curving, sandy beach with ramp access plus model yacht pond and children's splashpad. With adjoining shops, cafes, amusements and amenity area, everything you need is close by.

The town centre is just five minutes away & cliff top walks overlooking the Lower Esplanade and sea are easily accessible.

RNLI Lifeguards patrol the beach between the red and yellow flags during summer months.

Gorleston beach is a great spot for surfers of all levels to catch a wave and a popular location for body boarding too. Gorleston beach can be very busy and the best winds for surfing here are said to be westerly with a northerly swell. 

Bathing waters rated excellent.

Free parking is available, along with public and disabled toilets.



  • Changing Places
  • Disabled toilets


  • On-site light refreshments


  • Children welcome


  • Free Parking
  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Public toilets

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:From Great Yarmouth follow the A47 towards Lowestoft. Then follow signs for Gorleston.Clearly signed from the Town Centre.By Public Transport:First Bus operates a number of bus services from Great Yarmouth, Market Gates to Gorleston.Accessible by Public Transport: Great Yarmouth station is 5 miles away.

Gorleston-on-Sea Beach


Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk


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