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Hemsby

A mini Great Yarmouth with excellent beach and loads to do

An Introduction to Hemsby

Beach Stall
Hemsby Beach
Mirage Amusements
Slide
Lost World

The beaches are one of the major draws of Hemsby, with miles of sandy coastline. Large sand dunes form a natural barrier between the beach and the village behind it. Hemsby is split into two parts: Hemsby Village and Hemsby Beach. Hemsby Village is mainly the residential area located about a mile inland. Kingway is an area of the village which includes a SPAR shop, hairdressers and Chinese restaurant. This is also the main location for buses into Great Yarmouth and Martham. The tourist-based part of the village lies along Beach Road and is commonly known as Hemsby Beach. This area comprises a number of tourism industries and reaches from the centre of the village to the beach and dunes. At the beach end of the road are a number of cafes, shops and amusement arcades. A wide variety of games and services is on offer including ten-pin bowling, bingo, a play area and many different machines. A variety of seaside-style cafes and restaurants are available, offering sit-down meals, take-away fish and chips and Chinese food. Fun fairs, crazy golf courses and children's rides also feature on a number of sites along the street.

Hemsby Map

Hemsby Map
 

Hemsby Guided Picture Tour


We start our tour of Hemsby on the beach! Large sand dunes form a natural barrier between the beach and the village behind it. One of the more unusual features of the beach is a scattering of anti-tank blocks across the beach, left over from the World War II coastline defences. Erosion is a major problem in the surrounding villages of Winterton on Sea and Caister where sandy cliffs are being destroyed by the forces of the sea. Hemsby's dunes are also being eroded but the wide beach means the effects are less noticed.
Hemsby Beach
Hemsby Beach looking north
Hemsby Fishing
Fishing from the beach at Hemsby
Hemsby Windfarm
Views of Scroby Sands WIndfarm from Hemsby Beach

Behind the beach is a number of take away refreshment stalls, a pub and a large car park (pay & display).
Hemsby Fast Food
Take Away Food & Drink Stall near the beach
The Oak Inn Cafe
The Lacon Arms, Hemsby

We now arrive in Beach Road (commonly known as Hemsby Beach) and this runs right from the beach into Hemsby Village (about half a mile). At the beach end of the road are a number of cafes, shops and amusement arcades. A wide variety of games and services is on offer including ten-pin bowling, bingo, a play area and many different machines. A variety of seaside-style cafes and restaurants are available, offering sit-down meals, take-away fish and chips and Chinese food. Fun fairs, crazy golf courses and children's rides also feature on a number of sites along the street.
Palace Casino
Palace Casino on Hemsby Beach Road
Wacky World Ride
Wacky World Ride
Hemsby Slide
Hemsby Slide Ride
Mirage Amusements
The Mirage Amusements
Food Palace
The Food Palace
Bag and Shoes
Bag and Shoe Shop
Fish & Chip Shop
Fish and Chip Shop
Adventure Golf
The Lost World Adventure Golf
Rock Shop
The Rock Shop
Adventure Golf Skull
Skull fountain in the Lost World Adventure Golf
Chips
Chips and Cod, Pie, Chicken, Scampi etc!

Hemsby summary of what to SEE and DO

Enjoy all the traditional beach activities on the fine sandy beach
Investigate all the shops, amusements and entertainment along Beach Road
Enjoy a bag of fresh fish and chips from the many stalls in Hemsby Beach
Visit nearby Great Yarmouth for a bigger version of Hemsby!

Our Verdict

Hemsby is a wonderful mini Great Yarmouth family resort. The beach is excellent and is the main attraction, but there is also plenty of other things to do.
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