"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth, often known to locals as Yarmouth, is a coastal town in Norfolk, England. It is located at the mouth of the River Yare, 20 miles (32 km) east of Norwich.

It has been a seaside resort since 1760, and is the gateway from the Norfolk Broads to the North Sea. For hundreds of years it was a major fishing port, depending mainly on the herring fishery, but its fishing industry suffered a steep decline in the second half of the 20th century, and has now all but disappeared. The discovery of oil in the North Sea in the 1960s led to a flourishing oil rig supply industry, and today it services offshore natural gas rigs. More recently, the development of renewable energy sources, especially offshore wind power, has created further opportunities for support services. A wind farm of 30 generators is within sight of the town on the Scroby Sands.

The town has a beach and two piers.

Local authority: Norfolk County Council

OS Grid Reference: TG525074

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Things to see and do in and around Great Yarmouth

  • Louis Tussauds House of Wax
  • Regent Superbowl
  • Crazy Club at Regent Superbowl
  • Nelson Museum
  • Guided Great Yarmouth Historical Walks
  • Time and Tide
  • The Mint
  • Yesterdays World
  • Pirates Cove Golf
  • Yarmouth Hippodrome
  • Great Yarmouth Potteries
  • Marina Leisure Centre
  • Castaway Island
  • Joyland
  • Amazonia World of Reptiles
  • Sea Life Centre Great Yarmouth
  • RetroSkate
  • Wellington Bowl
  • Merrivale Model Village
  • Pleasure Beach
  • Berney Arms Windmill
  • Monkey Business
  • Caister Roman Site
  • Willow Farm Riding School
  • Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens

Tourist Information

Great Yarmouth
Tourist Information Centre
Maritime House
25 Marine Parade
Norfolk
England
NR30 2EN

Phone 01493 846345
Email dnh@great-yarmouth.gov.uk
http://www.great-yarmouth.co.uk

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Weather

Forecast for Wednesday 28 June

06:00


Chance of rain 63%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
NE
Pressure 996
Humidity 97%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 19%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
ENE
Pressure 993
Humidity 97%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 14%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 18°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
SSE
Pressure 992
Humidity 88%
UV Index
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15:00


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 5mph.
SW
Pressure 991
Humidity 84%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 9%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 6mph.
SW
Pressure 991
Humidity 88%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
SW
Pressure 992
Humidity 93%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
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