Camping and glamping near Great Yarmouth gives you access to bucket loads of entertainment and seaside fun in spades. Situated on a wide sandy bay on the Norfolk coast, it’s one of the best-known seaside resorts in Britain and has been attracting holidaymakers for centuries. While the manmade attractions dominate the coast here, you don’t have to go far for wilder beauty as it’s surrounded by The Broads National Park and half an hour’s drive from dune-backed beaches which are known for their wildlife. We’ve sought out only the best camping and glamping sites within reach of Great Yarmouth for this Hipcamp collection.
The biggest and best-known seaside resort in Norfolk, Great Yarmouth is one of the most easy-to-access parts of the county’s coast. It’s partly this that makes camping and glamping in Great Yarmouth an attractive option but it’s far from the only delight. The beach and the razzmatazz of its amusements could keep you entertained for the duration of your holiday but if you tire of swimming, sandcastle building and fun fair rides, there are plenty of other East Anglian treasures to explore. From the surrounding Broads National Park to the wild beaches in the north of the county, there’s a variety of experiences beyond the boardwalks of Great Yarmouth’s two piers. And you don’t have to head for the holiday parks for a camping or Glamping Holiday in Great Yarmouth as we’ve found a variety of campsites to satisfy the tastes of the Hipcamp clan. There are classic campsites where you can have a campfire and luxury glamping sites with bell tents, yurts and shepherd’s huts too.
Pack the bucket and spade, the bodyboard and don’t forget your swimming cossie. Holidays in Great Yarmouth start at the seaside where you can enjoy the golden sands and safe shallows of its expansive beach. You might want a bag of pennies too for the amusement arcades that line the golden mile which stretches between the town’s two piers. Crazy golf, fun fair rides, a Sea Life Centre, a cinema and ten pin bowling mean there’s never a dull moment. There’s a quieter beach a few miles up the road at Winterton where the sands are backed by the rolling dunes of a national nature reserve. Even further north brings you to Horsey Beach where you’ve got a great chance of spotting the resident seal population.
Inland from Great Yarmouth takes you to the heart of The Broads National Park where wildlife and bird watching are part of the fun of exploring the waterways on foot, by bike or by boat. It’s a drive of only around half an hour to reach the cathedral city of Norwich where you can easily while away a day exploring medieval buildings and modern shops. For more ideas on things to do in Great Yarmouth and the surrounding parts of Norfolk, visit the tourist information centre in the middle of the promenade or take a look at their website.
Perfectly poised between the sandy beaches of the Norfolk coast and the picturesque waterways of The Broads, the seaside town of Great Yarmouth has been an accessible getaway for Londoners and Norfolk locals alike for generations and today there's a fantastic mix of campsites within easy reach of the town.