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A holiday rental home in Great Yarmouth is a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of the sea.

Great Yarmouth is located in Norfolk Broads and is a haven for those who love the sea. Flanked on one side by the River Yare and by the North Sea on the other, Great Yarmouth has long been a favourite spot for those who enjoy all the water sports and other adventures the sea has to offer.

Things to do on holiday to Great Yarmouth

In the summer, there are endless ways to spend your days during your holiday in Great Yarmouth. Whilst the sea is a big draw, there are plenty of other activities as well.

The kids will love a visit to Pleasure Beach, a seaside amusement park. There are dozens of rides, games and other attractions. The breeze from the North Sea helps make a day at Pleasure Beach quite enjoyable.

The Tollhouse Museum is amongst the oldest prisons in the country. Visitors can learn what would have happened to various types of criminals throughout the years and take an audio tour where stories from the gallows are shared.

A stroll by the 16th century cottage, the Anna Sewell House, is a must for anyone who grew up loving the book Black Beauty. It was in this cottage that the author was born. The interior of the cottage is not open to visitors.

There is also wonderful shopping and walking tours that allow those on holiday to learn much about Great Yarmouth as knowledgeable guides point out the most important historical attractions.

Places to visit on holiday to Great Yarmouth

Nearby Banham is home to the Banham Zoo. Just about a 40 minute drive from Great Yarmouth, the Banham Zoo is home to exotic animals from all over the world. Visitors are able to get up close with many during their visit to this 35 acre park.

The Fairhaven Woodlands and Water Gardens, located in nearby South Walsham, is a botanists dream. With countless rare plants and flowers and a 950 year old oak tree, this is a magical place. When the wildflowers bloom in the spring and summer, they attract many varieties of butterflies.

Weather in Great Yarmouth

The summers in Great Yarmouth are the most popular time of year for visitors. With average summer temperatures of around 25 degrees, the days are pleasantly warm without the stifling heat. This makes for the perfect weather for the water sports for which the area is known.

The winters are mild compared to other areas. The average low is about 5 degrees, and snow in the area is extremely rare.

There is also less rainfall that in other places. No month has greater than 5 mm of average rainfall. December and January bring the most rain, about 4mm, whilst July and August bring the least, about 2 mm.

Travel to Great Yarmouth

No matter which mode of travel you prefer, getting to Great Yarmouth is quite simple. Visitors may fly into nearby Norwich International Airport (NWI), which is just over 35 km away from Great Yarmouth.

Those wishing to take advantage of budget fares may fly into Stansed Airport (STN) which is a bit more of a journey at 160 km from Great Yarmouth.  

The area is very well serviced by the railways. There are a number of rail operators who service the Norfolk Broads and connections can be made from many places in the country.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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    • 1 BA
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    Cottage #716884
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
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      Cottage #702080
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        Excellent! 4.7/5
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        • 2 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Cottage #1068820
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          Excellent! 4.6/5
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Chalet #1015411
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            Very Good! 4/5
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            • 3 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Bungalow #1841507
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              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Bungalow #1026987
              11
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                Excellent! 4.4/5
                (30 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Cottage #8077498
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                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #722258
                  9
                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Multiple rentals Chalet #8148093
                    11
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                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (13 reviews)
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #8156372
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                      Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                        (11 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Bungalow #8082919
                        11
                        Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (29 reviews)
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 5
                          Cottage #1190558
                          29
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                            Very Good! 4/5
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            House #8133234
                            4
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                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 5
                              Bungalow #1790005
                              10
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                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                (8 reviews)
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 8
                                House #8046302
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                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                  • 5 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 11
                                  Cottage #1964439
                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.3/5
                                    (6 reviews)
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Cottage #8137385
                                    6
                                    Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Multiple rentals Chalet #8148093
                                      4
                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 4 BA
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        Multiple rentals Barn #8134895
                                        11
                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 5
                                          Multiple rentals Chalet #8148093
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                                          Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
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                                            Multiple rentals Chalet #8148093
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                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
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                                              Bungalow #1778366
                                              4
                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (18 reviews)
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                                                • 5 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                House #8056345
                                                18
                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Cottage #1857673
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • Separate Toilet
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                                                    Cottage #1858474
                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • Separate Toilet
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                                                      Cottage #6496905
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Chalet #6786768
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                          Cottage #8138429
                                                          2
                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • Separate Toilet
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                                                            Cottage #1861559
                                                              • 3 BR
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                                                              Cottage #1864245
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • Separate Toilet
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                                                                Cottage #1864206
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
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                                                                  Cottage #1861737
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                    Chalet #454245
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                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (9 reviews)
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8115147
                                                                      9
                                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Multiple rentals Chalet #8148093
                                                                        Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Cottage #1860525
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
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                                                                            Cottage #1864108
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • Separate Toilets
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                                                                              Cottage #1863977
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Cottage #6771193
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • Separate Toilets
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Cottage #1868600
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Cottage #1857489
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #1868682
                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
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                                                                                        Cottage #1892461
                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • Separate Toilets
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                                                                                          Cottage #1859954
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
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                                                                                            Cottage #1863196
                                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • Separate Toilets
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Cottage #1861983
                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                Cottage #1235357
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilets
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                                                                                                  Cottage #1861523
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
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                                                                                                    Cottage #1861093
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Home Away From Home

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      It is just like it appears online, very clean, homely and comfortable. The family enjoyed every day of our stay. It is very accessible to public transport and the facilities provided are up to standard. The owner was very helpful with information provided and this made our moving around, very easy.The family would love to visit again, in the near future.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Perfect location!

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Great location, plenty of choices for dining nearby and superb beachfront. Property is not the most modern but was perfect for us as we have dogs, still had everything we needed. Owner very responsive. Will definitely be back.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017