Great Yarmouth North


Great Yarmouth North
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Water Quality

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

Today's forecast

No water quality warning issued

23 May 2018

Data provided by the Environment Agency

Just north of Great Yarmouth main beach, near the pier, this is a pleasant wide sandy beach, situated in front of the gorgeous Broads, with a promenade backed by low sand dunes. There is a golf course to the north and behind the beach is a racecourse.


Swimming is popular here with bowling and crazy golf nearby. The beach sits in front of a holiday park and further south, towards Great Yarmouth, there are also amusement arcades, restaurants and cafes.

Wildlife and Walks

The town to the south is a short walk away. The RSPBS Berney Marshes and Breydon Water is nearby, which has some spectacular wildlife including golden plover, redshank and wigeon. The Waterside in Rollesby is north, where you can survey the fabulous Trinity Broads from the bird hide.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency, during the bathing season, 15th May to 30th September.
Find out more about designated bathing waters.

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification

2017 Excellent

What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

No water quality warning issued

23 May 2018

Data provided by the Environment Agency
More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

Strong currents Strong currents
Deep shelving beach Deep shelving beach
Strong winds Strong winds

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

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Facilities at Great Yarmouth North

Food Food Toilets Toilets



There is parking off North Drive.

Dog restrictions


Dogs not allowed on certain areas, please check beach signs.

Beach cleaning

Beach cleaned daily during the summer.