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Good ol' Yarmouth
Great Yarmouth in General
Member Name: LisaW82
Great Yarmouth in General
Disadvantages: Out in the sticks a little bit
Great Yarmouth is, for me, the best seaside resort in the UK. It really does have something for everyone and that includes a gorgeous stretch of sand rarely seen on these shores.
I first went to Yarmouth as a small child and ended up going there every July for the next 16 years. It is fair to say I know every nuck and cranny of that golden 2 miles and have loved every minute of exploring it. As my needs and interests changed over the years, I never found myself growing out of the place as it was progressing all the time, whilst curiously managing to stay the same in a funny sort of way.
The beautiful sandy beach and clean north sea are among the highlights for me, but these would be nothing without the quality amenities that are within touching distance of any part of the beach.
You can find everything you would want as a family, couple or group of friends along this sea front. There are countless amusement arcades, lots of well placed bars and cafes and no shortage of hotels. Additional attractions like the Sea Life Centre and the Tower itself are interspersed amongst the usual sort of sea front goings on. There are some wonderful park areas and some huge and interesting crazy golf courses. From one end to the other you can find no end of attractions from a cinema, a leisure centre, 3 piers and right down the other end is the Pleasure Beach theme park, although this is nowhere near the standard of its namesake in Blackpool.
My particular favourite attraction when I was younger was Joyland, a mini-theme park for young kids and I can't wait to take my 2 year old daughter there later this year. She is going to love the Snails ride. Next to Joyland is the horse and cart shop where you can buy rides from one end of the sea front to the other. She will love that too.
There are plenty of things for the shop-aholics to do too as the backstreets are basically part of a busy town centre. There is bowls and other greenery for the elder stateman of our community and plenty of attraction shops like the rock factory on Regent Street. There is even a circus too!
One lasting though I have is that smell of hot dogs as you walk the promenade at night. This leaves a tricky decision between the hot dogs and the doughnuts. Oh decisions decisions.
On the outskirts you will find many a caravan park where people will just commute to the front daily, a racecourse, numerous golf courses and a greyhound track.
Yarmouths main downside is that it can be really difficult to get to, especially if you are not a driver. Luckily, lots of coach trips are on all year round.
Everyone should go to Yarmouth at least once.
Summary: Everyone should go to Yarmouth at least once.
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