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I was astounded when visiting this beach as to how large it was and there was plenty of room

Visited this 2018 and spent the whole day there whilst on holiday at Hemsby. The golden sand beach... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Greater London, United Kingdom
Beach walk

Bootiful golden sand stretching towards Horton and a nice walk from the prom to the shoreline. As... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth NR31 6DQ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited this 2018 and spent the whole day there whilst on holiday at Hemsby. The golden sand beach is great for relaxing and children love it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank StephJ999
Reviewed 2 days ago

Bootiful golden sand stretching towards Horton and a nice walk from the prom to the shoreline. As Danny Boyle called England’s biggest secret. Unfortunately there’s no access for wheelchair users onto the beach but easy wheeling on the promenade. Plenty of refreshments at the beach...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AwheelyBrit
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice place for walk, alongside the North Sea lapping at your feet. Take the dog or family or both for a bracing walk either from Cliff top car park or yacht pond end. Plenty of free parking this time of the year good healthy way...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 3 days ago

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 3 days ago 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 1 week 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 8 November 2018

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
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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.