Winterton-on-Sea is an ancient fishing village some 8 miles north of Great Yarmouth on the B1159.
We are a small village with around 650 houses and 1,500 inhabitants.
Do not expect amusement arcades or hot dog establishments in our village.
DO expect a beautiful sandy and largely unspoiled Norfolk beach, dunes so peaceful that the Tern colony has moved here in recent years.
Our beach has a rare colony of Natterjack Toads and you may well see an Adder or two.
We "boast" (in no order of importance) a village store stocking almost everything you will need in everyday life, a Post Office which is also a Newsagents and a grocery shop, a Fish & Chip shop serving a full range of products which are always freshly cooked to order and a 300 year old Public House (that's the Pub, not the proprietors) which is Egon Ronay recommended. Last here, but certainly not least, is the Beach Café which serves teas & coffees, snacks & meals, beach requisites and, of course a full range of Ice Cream.
Our dunes nature reserve is within the "Area of outstanding Natural Beauty" (SSSI and SAC) and is ideal for bird watchers and walkers. And do not miss our colony of 30/40 seals that "live" just north of Winterton-on-Sea. Be warned though as naturists are "said" to be seen sometimes further north near our neighboring village of Horsey.
We are proud of our village and are not only recent entrants but the winners of the 2003 "Anglia In Bloom", Village of the Year" and "Village Green" awards. Click here to visit the Winterton In Bloom web page
Also near to our village, at Blood Hill, Somerton, is one of the first wind farms in the UK. The ten turbines were sited in 1992 and they generate 2.25 megga-watts which is enough to supply some 1000 homes.
Winterton-on-Sea is near to, but a world away, from Great Yarmouth and our neighbouring village of Hemsby, which is just one mile away. When, after visiting our larger neighbours and you need to relax, spend a few hours with us. Our beach, our, dunes, our shops and the eating & drinking facilities at our Public House will all contribute to your enjoyment of your stay.
Aerial photographs courtesy of Mike Page Aerial Photography