The pretty seaside town of Gorleston-on-Sea lies on an unspoiled stretch of the Norfolk coast. It is separated from its neighbour, Great Yarmouth, by the River Yare, which meets the sea at the town’s northern edge.  Holiday cottages in Gorleston-on-Sea are a stroll away from a vast, sandy beach. Starting at the Sea Pier and running southward, towards Hopton, it is the perfect place to swim, sunbathe, or build a sandcastle. A stroll along the promenade and a stop at one of the many seafront cafes is highly recommended. Gorleston-on-Sea was once a fishing port, and became a popular seaside resort during Edwardian times. Fine historical architecture can be found in the town centre, where Gorleston’s distinctive landmarks include the lighthouse, seaside gardens, pier, and Pavilion theatre. A stroll northward from your holiday cottage in Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth is one of the UK's oldest resorts, with a long, sandy beach backed by a graceful promenade. Wander along the seafront, and make the most of the ice-cream stands, donkey rides, arcades and other nostalgic seaside amusements. A scenic drive from Gorleston, the Norfolk Broads cover 125 miles of beautiful countryside crisscrossed by meandering waterways which are best explored by renting a boat for the day. The city of Norwich is also well worth a visit, with impressive architecture and a range of independent shops and restaurants.


Lighthouse View is a luxurious Victorian cottage nestled in the seaside location of Gorleston-on-Sea in Norfolk. The pet-friendly cottage retains original features and enjoys views to the sea and the horizon, and boasts a characterful courtyard with a hot tub, plus open-plan spaces and a log fire.


Clover Court is a large coastal cottage set moments from sandy beaches in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. The pet-friendly cottage boasts bay windows and spacious, contemporary rooms, and attracts natural light and the calming sea breeze. The attractions of the seaside town are just a short walk away

Recommended Places to Visit When Holidaying in Gorleston-on-Sea


Pleasurewood Hills Family Theme Park

A short drive south from Gorleston, this family-friendly attraction features rides, animal shows and laser tag.


The Lydia Eva 

Visit this historic Royal Air Force vessel, moored at South Quay, Great Yarmouth.


Hippodrome Circus

This graceful venue hosts a variety of shows throughout the year.


Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach 

You will discover loads of rides and seaside amusements at this classic seafront attraction, a short stroll northward from Gorleston.


Sea Life Great Yarmouth Discover an incredible underwater world at this aquarium in the centre of Great Yarmouth.