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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.

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Hemsby Map

Hemsby Map
 

Hemsby Guided 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!

Family Holiday Parks in the Hemsby Area


HEMSBY BEACH HOLIDAY PARK at Hemsby (near Great Yarmouth)

Independently owned Hemsby Beach Holiday Village is the place for you if you're looking for a fun packed family holiday.The setting is perfect for a seaside holiday; 300 yards from Hemsby's famous golden beach, with rolling sand dunes and safe bathing. There's plenty of space for your children to run around at the park and by the sea. You'll never be crowded on these beaches.There are amusements and entertainment to suit everyone. A range of facilities are nearby including shops, cafes, amusements of all types, fun fair and souvenir shops there is lots to keep you busy. A wide variety of snacks are available, with takeaway food bars catering for all tastes from fish and chips to ice cream.
Hemsby Beach Holiday Village
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SUMMERFIELDS HOLIDAY PARK at Scratby near Great Yarmouth

Summerfields offers the choice of attractions you'd expect from a popular holiday park on the East Norfollk coast. Among the parks closest to the famous sandy beaches of the lovely Norfolk coastline, this is a real family centre offering a super fun holiday for all. You'll love the glass-fronted heated indoor swimming pool, and the Summerfields Show Bar Cabaret Club, with live music, dancing, bingo and freshly prepared food and takeaways. The Horizon Suite also offers family entertainment nightly. A soft play area keeps the children happy, while kids aged 5 to 11 enjoy all the fun, games and competitions every morning with the Elle Elephant Club.
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CALIFORNIA CLIFFS at Scratby near Great Yarmouth

Whatever you are looking for, you're sure to find it at California Cliffs! You can choose the bright lights and seaside hustle and bustle of nearby Great Yarmouth, relax in the peace, tranquillity and waterside villages and pubs of the Norfolk Broads, or simply enjoy all the park has to offer. A firm favourite with all the family, California Cliffs is just a short walk from a superb sandy beach stretching for miles along the glorious Norfolk coast. An indoor pool with a conservatory style roof and access through to a heated outdoor splash pool and twisting flume are among the attractions of this fun filled park. With something to suit everyone, the whole family will love the sports programmes on offer, crazy golf, adventure playground and children's clubs - to mention but a few! Once the sun goes down, you can enjoy a tasty meal in The Waterside bar before enjoying the dazzling entertainment provided for all the family in the Clifftop Showbar.
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VAUXHALL HOLIDAY PARK, near Great Yarmouth on the East Norfolk Coast

Vauxhall is one of Great Yarmouth's top holiday parks, offering you everything you need for a fantastic family seaside holiday. The first-class tropical Waterworld provides hours of splashing fun for all, while the wealth of facilities on offer ensure no one misses out. The under 5s enjoy their own club, while kids will love Louie's Aquatic Adventure soft play area and the Arty Kidz club, and teenagers are also well-catered for with the chance to meet new friends in their own programme of T-Zone activities. The Reedcutter's Restaurant and coffee shop is on hand for tasty meals throught the day. Once the day is over, the Regency Room is the place to be, with sparkling cabaret, glittering shows, dancing and competitions for the whole family. Over 18s can relax and take in the nightly floor shows at the Starlight Club. Once evening falls, the Regency Room offers sparkling cabaret, dancing, competitions and family fun, or you can just relax in the Starlight Club and enjoy the nightly floor shows.
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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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