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Places to visit near Caister-on-Sea

The long sandy beaches here enjoy some of the UK's driest weather. From the peaceful Broads to up-for-it Great Yarmouth, Norfolk has it all. An easy escape from London or the East Midlands. Here you can holiday at a gentler pace, enjoying miles of gorgeous, sandy beaches. Not far inland are many wonderful gardens, villages and the enchanting Norfolk Broads, and the many lively attractions in and around Great Yarmouth are within easy reach of four parks.

Lots to see and do

Our top picks

There are lots of fabulous places to visit, using Haven holiday parks as your base. From beautiful beaches and landscapes to places of interest like historical sites and nature trails, or attractions like theme parks and wildlife parks - there are choices to suit the whole family. Check out our top picks.
Gorleston Beach © Sarah & Austin Houghton-Bird (flickr)

Beaches

Gorleston Beach

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A 3km stretch of soft, sandy white beach that won the Quality Coast award in 2009. Beach activities include surfing, sailing, windsurfing, and fishing, or take a relaxing stroll along the coastal paths that run along the promenades.

Address:

Gorleston Beach, Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk, NR31 6DX

Open dates: All year round
Restrictions:
Dog not allowed from 1 May-30 September
 
Lifeguards: Daily 12 May-16 September
 
Lifeguard patrol times: 10am-6pm
Distance from park:
9 miles from Caister-on-Sea
Two jockeys on racehorses

Attractions

Great Yarmouth Racecourse

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Enjoy a day at the races; this is seaside races at it best.

Address:

Great Yarmouth Racecourse, Jellicoe Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 4AU

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
4 miles from Caister-on-Sea
Cruise along the Norfolk Broads

Places of interest

Norfolk Broads

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Britain's largest protected wetland with miles of navigable waterways, why not hire a boat and take in the sights as you go? Explore tranquil waterways and leafy inland pathways taking you to delightful villages and shops.

Address:

Norfolk Broads Tourist Information Centre, 10 Norwich Rd, Wroxham, NR12 8RX

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
6 miles from Caister-on-Sea
Pleasure Beach rollercoaster ride

Attractions

Pleasure Beach

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Set in a 9-acre seafront location, the main park itself has over 20 large rides as well as crazy golf courses, water attractions, kiddie rides, and white-knuckle classics.

Address:

Pleasure Beach, South Beach Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3EH

Open dates: Opening times vary throughout the year
Distance from park:
6 miles from Caister-on-Sea
Great Yarmouth after sunset

Places of interest

Great Yarmouth

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Visit this fantastic seaside town with 15 miles of golden sandy beaches and amusements galore. Buzzing with seaside attractions, the Pleasure Beach theme park, resident circus and a sweeping sandy beach make for great fun family day out.

Address:

Great Yarmouth Tourism, Maritime House, 25 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2EN

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
6 miles from Caister-on-Sea
7 miles from Hopton
3 miles from Seashore
6 miles from Wild Duck
Giraffe

Attractions

Africa Live!

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Get close to the animals and discover the sights, sounds and smells of the world's most vibrant and exciting continent. A walking safari set in 100 acres and home to more than 80 species of animals from around Africa.

Address:

Africa Live!, White's Ln, Kessingland, Lowestoft, NR33 7TF

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
20 miles from Caister-on-Sea
10 miles from Hopton
16 miles from Seashore
14 miles from Wild Duck
Red panda in a tree

Attractions

Banham Zoo

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Banham Zoo is an award winning family attraction and one of the most exciting wildlife attractions in the country, with over 2,000 animals from around the world and set in 50 acres of beautiful parkland and gardens.

Address:

Banham Zoo, Kenninghall Rd, Banham, Norwich NR16 2EU

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
46 miles from Caister-on-Sea
46 miles from Hopton
43 miles from Seashore
39 miles from Wild Duck
Children on a boat ride

Attractions

BeWILDerwood

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A huge forest of outdoor adventure and family fun. Treehouses, zip wires, jungle bridges, Crocklebogs, Twiggles and Boggles, boat trips, marsh walks and more!

Address:

BeWILDerwood Norfolk, Horning Road, Hoveton, Norfolk, NR12 8JW

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
26 miles from Caister-on-Sea
26 miles from Hopton
17 miles from Seashore
25 miles from Wild Duck
Steam locomotive at Bure Valley Railway

Attractions

Bure Valley Railway

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Experience a nostalgic trip by steam on Norfolk’s longest narrow gauge railway which runs between the historic market town of Aylsham and bustling town of Wroxham, at the heart of the Norfolk Broads. 

Address:

Bure Valley Railway, Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BW

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
37 miles from Caister-on-Sea
37 miles from Hopton
28 miles from Seashore
36 miles from Wild Duck
Hippodrome Circus performers

Attractions

Hippodrome Circus

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The Hippodrome has been dubbed one of the seven wonders of the British seaside. The Historic Hippodrome is Britain’s only surviving total circus building, built in 1903 by the legendary circus showman George Gilbert. Enjoy live family entertainment.

Address:

Hippodrome Circus, St. Georges Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR30 2EU

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
46 miles from Caister-on-Sea
46 miles from Hopton
43 miles from Seashore
39 miles from Wild Duck
Overview of Merrivale Model Village

Attractions

Merrivale Model Village

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Come visit the award-winning landscaped gardens, streams, waterfalls and discover the miniature wonders of Merrivale. Step back in time and visit the unique Old Penny Arcade. 

Address:

Bure Valley Railway, Aylsham Station, Norwich Road, Aylsham, Norfolk, NR11 6BW

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
7 miles from Caister-on-Sea
7 miles from Hopton
2 miles from Seashore
6 miles from Wild Duck
Family at the beach

Beaches

Caister Point Beach

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A long sandy beach backed by dunes with direct access from Caister Park (via 4 path routes). Scratby, Hemsby, Winterton-on-Sea, Sea Palling are all connected as the beach extends for at least 10 miles. Horse riding and a golf course nearby.

Address:

Caister Point Beach, Caister, Norfolk, NR30 5NQ

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
Less than a mile from Caister-on-Sea
10 miles from Hopton
3 miles from Seashore
9 miles from Wild Duck
Man and girl in a canoe

Places of interest

Fritton Lake

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If you love being active outdoors then you’re in the right place! Whether it’s taking part in one or more of our instructor led activities such as Tree Climbing, Field Archery, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Raft Building or Bushcraft or exploring the lake in one of our many paddling craft or rowing boats you will not forget your outdoor experience at Fritton Lake.

Address:

Fritton Lake, Church Lane, Fritton, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 9HA

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
12 miles from Caister-on-Sea
7 miles from Hopton
9 miles from Seashore
3 miles from Wild Duck
Girl playing on the beach

Beaches

Great Yarmouth Beach

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Great Yarmouth beach is a wide sandy beach. Stroll the promenade and enjoy the amusements, crazy golf, and more.

Address:

Great Yarmouth Beach (South), Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 3EH

Open dates: All year round
Restrictions:
Dogs are not allowed on certain parts of the beach
 
Lifeguards: Air show 16-17 June, daily 7 July-9 September
 
Lifeguard patrol times: 10am-6pm
Distance from park:
6 miles from Caister-on-Sea
8 miles from Hopton
2 miles from Seashore
7 miles from Wild Duck
A tiger in the wildlife park

Attractions

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens

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Thrigby Wildlife Park is a conservation zoo with tigers, reptiles, red pandas, small mammals and birds.

Address:

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, Filby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 3DR

Open dates: All year round
Distance from park:
5 miles from Caister-on-Sea
14 miles from Hopton
7 miles from Seashore
13 miles from Wild Duck