The Norfolk Broads

If you are visiting the Norfolk area, you should really visit the Norfolk Broads and enjoy some of the surrounding river based activities and forest nature walks. There are many places along the Broads that hire rowing boats for fishing and picnic day boats making the Norfolk Broads fun for the whole family! The Norfolk Broads are a series of rivers and lakes stretching across the Norfolk and Suffolk counties of England. Much of the broads and surrounding waterways have been designated as UK nature reserves, which protect these areas from development and commercial projects that will deteriorate the natural habitat. The best way to explore is by travelling the river network by booking a self-drive Norfolk broads cruiser hire boat, available from various boatyards on the Broads. The main hire boatyards are located in Wroxham, Potter Heigham, Stalham, Horning, at Acle Bridge and on the Southern Broads at Brundall.

The Broads, Over 100 miles of Waterways!

Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth in Norfolk is a stunning UK seaside resort, where 15 miles of wide sandy beaches stretch as far as the eye can see, sweeping past a plethora of beach front amusements and entertainment. Yarmouth offers beautiful parks, gardens, a Sealife Centre, the Pleasure Beach Theme Park, funfair games, a model village, no less than two piers and even an impressive Marina Waterpark and Leisure Centre. There really is something for all the family! Yarmouth was established almost 250 years ago in 1760 and the area was heavily dependant on herring fishing as its main industry, but due to the decline of commercial fishing the area has catered to tourism in a big way over recent years. Many holiday makers come to Great Yarmouth and the surrounding areas for its large Holiday Caravan Parks, secluded getaways, as well as the beaches and promenades on the Yarmouth seafront. The historic ocean front shops and restaurants only add to the attraction and beauty of Great Yarmouth. There are two piers on the seafront in Yarmouth, Britannia and Wellington. The Britannia Pier houses the Britannia Theater, arcades and also has a fair at the end of the pier. Welling Pier located next to the old Winter Gardens houses a large 10 lane bowling alley at the end as well as an impressive amusement arcade.

Great Yarmouth, The Golden Mile!

Holiday Activities

A plethora of amusements and entertainment centres are located in Great Yarmouth as well as the Pleasure Beach and Joyland thrilling rides to enjoy.


Yarmouth Market, Regent Road and Market Gate shopping centres provides a great choice of different shopping experiences. 

Broads Nature

Explore the nature-walks around the river system and learn about the Broads NAtional Park by visiting the various Visitor Centres run by the Broads Authority.

Holiday Parks

For the ultimate holiday stay in one of the many self catering Holiday Parks around Great Yarmouth and the Norfolk area.

Norfolk Areas of Attraction

The Capital of the Norfolk Broads.

Norfolk’s medieval Cathedral City.

Stunning sandy beach seafront.

Our Team

Resident journalist in Norfolk.

Specialist in Sailing journalism.

Norfolk based Executive Editor.