Gorleston is a resort at the mouth of the River Yare, from where it gazes across at its immediate neighbour, Great Yarmouth. The town is considered to be part of Great Yarmouth for electoral purposes, but judging by the above-mentioned website it evidently has a proud identity of its own. Gorleston used to be an important herring port, but during Edwardian times it made the transition from fishing port to seaside resort, which is probably why one of the beaches is called “Edwardian Beach”. As well as the Blue Flag sandy beaches, visitors have at their disposal a “yacht pond”, bowling greens and tennis courts, while the river provides a route inland to the Norfolk Broads with their attendant boating activities.
Map of the area.
|Photo by Keith Evans, via Wikimedia Commons|