As a child, we lived quite far from the sea, so any trip to the seaside was a big deal. We would pack a huge picnic, lots of spare clothes, buckets spades, towels and toys, and head off to the coast for the day probably once or twice a year. And we always went to Great Yarmouth. I have such fond memories of digging into the sand genuinely believing I would reach China one day. And cricket on the beach. And hide and seek behind the wind breaker. Only going so inf-requently definitely made these days all the more special. So why was Great Yarmouth so special? The Golden Mile, of course.
Marine Parade is the vibrant focal point of Great Yarmouth’s seafront packed with amusements, attractions, adventure golf, pubs, restaurants and of course a stunning view over the beach out to sea. Frequently referred to as The Golden Mile, this wide beachside promenade features extra wide pavements so you can wander up and down as slowly or as quickly as you like, whilst admiring the sights and sounds of our vibrant seafront.
Plenty to see and do
The slow lane has been especially built for cyclists, the road train and the famous Great Yarmouth horse-drawn landaus to safely travel from north to south of the seafront and back again.
A stroll along Marine Parade passes Hollywood Cinema and Britannia Pier at the top, via adventure golf and the Marina Centre with indoor bowling, tropical pool and RetroSkate, past the Sea Life Centre to Wellington Pier in the middle, before arriving at Merrrivale Model Village and The Pleasure Beach at the southern end.
You’ll find beach side cafés, park benches and beach huts on the wide esplanade next to wide, sandy Central Beach where you can sit back and watch the world go by. Café areas spill out onto the esplanade for a bite to eat while looking out over the sea. On the beach, deck chairs, donkey rides and trips to see the seals are all on hand, for a traditional day or stay at the seaside.
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If you would like to take a stroll along the Golden Mile then why not enter the Greater Yarmouth Tourism competition to win a 7 night holiday for up to eight people in 2016, with no date restrictions and lots of attraction passes included.
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