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By the seaside in Gorleston

Perched on the coast just to the south of Great Yarmouth, Gorleston has a sweeping sandy bay that stretches out below cliff gardens and a long promenade. The sea’s strong currents make it a firm favourite with surfers and bodyboarders.

If you prefer less adventurous pursuits, there’s bowling greens, tennis courts and a pitch and putt course. On hot days, cool off with a delicious scoop of Dimascio's ice cream right next to the beach.

Variety shows at the Pavilion Theatre

Gorleston’s Edwardian theatre hosts seaside specials throughout the summer season and festive shows at Christmas, and is a popular dining and dancing venue.

It’s like stepping back in time to the old music halls here. Seating is arranged in a cabaret style around candlelit tables, creating an intimate atmosphere. During the show you can hold up a flag and get drinks brought to your table.

Life in miniature at Merrivale Model Village

Head to the neighbouring resort of Great Yarmouth to see this brilliant miniature world set in landscaped gardens on the seafront. Spot tiny cricketers playing on the village green, a church wedding celebration and model trains running through the village. While here, you can also play crazy golf and try your luck in the Old Penny Arcade.

Planning a trip to Gorleston? Travelodge Great Yarmouth Hotel is around a five-minute drive from the town. Travelodge Lowestoft Hotel is also close by.