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 Post Office/Newsagent/General store, a General store, a Fish & Chip shop serving a full range of products which are always freshly cooked to order, a 300 year old Public House and a Holiday centre with a restaurant/bar which is open to holiday makers & locals alike. Last, 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. You should also checkout the Coastwatch station which is just across from the Beach Cafe.
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 40/50 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.
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. As at 2015 these 10 turbines have been replaced by 2 turbines with a higher output than the previous 10.
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 and the Hermanus will all contribute to your enjoyment of your stay.