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Great place, quiet and clean

Great place to unwind, relax. whole area clean. The local people very friendly and cant do enough... read more

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David W
Crewe, United Kingdom

Golden sands..wide open beach..dog friendly...bracing walk in a stiff breeze..embracing. Go for it... read more

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Mike M
Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth NR31 6DQ, England
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All reviews free parking ice cream paddling pool the cliff boating lake life guards golden sands fish and chips chip shop great yarmouth clean sand bouncy castle on duty lovely walk public toilets plenty of space dog walkers
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Reviewed yesterday

Great place to unwind, relax. whole area clean. The local people very friendly and cant do enough to help you.. Just a joy to walk around and take in fresh air

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Golden sands..wide open beach..dog friendly...bracing walk in a stiff breeze..embracing. Go for it. Nice choice of cafes each end to warm up in .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mike M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Clean beautiful beach sand and town. The traders I have met & dealt with seem contented, and we enjoyed meeting and using them. Good mix in the beach area, and the same for the town centre

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Graham W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were touring the area and stayed close to the coast and found gorlestone, what a lovely place . Nice clean tidy beach with boating lake , amusement arcades , pubs and eateries. We will definitely go there again .

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

best beach there is ever since I was a child and am now 77 this beach and promenade has always been the best we would walk from Yarmouth to Gorleston to this beach. As I got older sunday afternoons would be spent walking along top...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tatty667
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the beach on a fine day and my wife was able to use her mobility scooter from the car park above the beach right along the cliff and promenade which are very long. Super beach cafe in the middle.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank MandCF
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Gorleston beach is a large and beautiful expanse of sand stretching to the lovely waters of the North Sea. It isn't difficult to criticise except it does get a lot of visitors during hot days . Still the beach is big enough to accomodate everybody...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank brigdave
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Fantastic victoriana beach and promenade not commercialised very nostalgic lovely walk up the pier ice cream on the prom yacht pond not commercialised fab family day our without the tat

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Helen K
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

A perfect beach to either spend a summers day on or in our case walk along the top pathways. The pub by the amusements is worth a visit as is the cafe on the sea front walk.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AruPal10
Reviewed 29 October 2018

When for many walks along this beach,it's goes on for miles. Its so clean. With the sun out its feels like your in heaven. Beautiful and relaxing

Date of experience: September 2018
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16 September 2018|
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Response from jendingley | Reviewed this property |
I walked the beach every morning just after dawn. Mostly dog walkers or joggers and most said good morning. I never felt unsafe even though i was on my own
David F
27 August 2018|
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Response from Matchie2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are signs to say which side of the beach
5 August 2018|
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Response from Ken H | Reviewed this property |
There is a small arcade close by , with a couplr of cafes and shops. Did not see any seafood stalls on the day of my visit ,also there are some rides on the beach near by. hope this helps.