Come & Visit Glorious Gorleston on Sea on the Norfolk Coast

Where is Gorleston on Sea & What is Gorleston in Norfolk all About?

Gorleston on Sea or as it is referred to by locals, Gorleston, is the town adjacent to the more famous sibling town of Great Yarmouth, in the Norfolk Riviera. Gorleston is positioned to the south and west side of the mighty River Yare which separates this town from Great Yarmouth. Gorleston is a beautifully crafted town which has a popular seaside resort area and a bustling high street, with a range of national brands and local independent traders.

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Why Visit Gorleston on Sea on the East Norfolk Coastline?

Gorleston is a charming Edwardian resort town in South East Norfolk. The popular area for visitors in the area around the beach, which regularly achieves Blue Flag status, adding to this areas popularity with holidaymakers. There is a long promenade and cliff tops which are perfect for walks & dog walking. Gorleston Theatre, restaurants, pubs, hotels, b & b’s and amusements are all in close proximity, making Gorleston a one stop shop for a day out or base for a Norfolk Holiday.

A bit of History About the Town of Gorleston on Sea in Norfolk

The history of Gorleston actually pre-dates that of the more famous Great Yarmouth. Historically Gorleston has always been in the county of Suffolk as the town is located on the west bank of the river Yare. Gorleston gets a ‘big-up’ in the Domesday Book as being held by the great Earl Guert as having salt-pans for the production of salt. Since 1974, Gorleston has been a piece of the urban area of Greater Yarmouth. Gorleston’s main historic claim to fame is that it was the historic centre of the herring fishing industry with many sailing drifters. It was a major seaside resort in Edwardian times [hence the look and feel of the town around the seafront area].

Map of Gorleston on Sea in Norfolk in the UK