If there's one thing Britain is good at, it's an unbeatable holiday by the sea. even though there aresome tough competition out there, we struggle to compete with Great Yarmouth when it comes to the best seaside resorts in the UK.
That's why visitors have been flocking to the vibrant city for years and why families return year after year.
The real beauty of Great Yarmouth is how easy it is to enjoy a seaside holiday and also relax in a nearby rural oasis. Of course, if you stay in one of our fantastic caravans you'll have your fair share of both on site too!
To save you the trouble, we've put together a list of our top nine caravan parks in Great Yarmouth. Race yourself there!
- Haven Hopton
- paradise for wild ducks
- Parkdean Resorts Cherry Tree
- Haven Caister-on-Sea
- Parkdean Resorts California Cliffs
- Haven kust
- Parkdean Resort Breydon Water
- Parkdean Resorts Summerfields
- Parkdean Resorts Vauxhall
1. Haven Hopton
Place:Hopton-on-Sea, Nr. Grande Yarmouth
Best for:Peaceful haven within easy reach of Great Yarmouth
Yes, this is a list of the nine best holiday parks in Great Yarmouth, so you might be wondering if the fact that this place is 'close' to the area really counts. The beauty of this large holiday park in Norfolk is that you have easy access to Great Yarmouth, yet are in a quiet (and beautiful) part of the region. So the best of both worlds!
The park is spread over beautifully landscaped gardens and lives up to its name as a holiday town. Don't be fooled - there are plenty of activities nearby including a new entertainment venue Marina Bar & Stage.
Hopton Holiday Village even has its own direct access to the beach, so putting on your sandals and having a picnic on the beach couldn't be easier.
Installations:Whether you're taking a romantic getaway or a family vacation, you won't be disappointed with what this park has to offer. Water babies will love the choice of ocean and pools - there's an indoor and outdoor pool (both heated) and a kid's wading and wading pool. Work out on the adventure golf course or on the tennis courts before rewarding yourself with a delicious meal in the restaurant and bar. As you watch the nightly entertainment, rest assured that your cozy caravan is only minutes away.
2. The mallard duck
Place:Belton, nr. Grande Yarmouth
Best for:Gorleston Beach and family holidays with children
Haven Wild Duck always gets rave reviews and it's not hard to see why. With incredible wildlife surrounding this wooded park, a stay here is always magical.
You cycle on the forest paths, while the little ones spot butterflies and hedgehogs. Surprise, surprise, wild ducks can also be found!
This beautiful stretch of golden sand is just four miles from Gorleston Beach and is easily accessible. That's if you can tear yourself away from this fantastic park in Great Yarmouth - with plenty of activities for all the family, you'll create wonderful holiday memories with your little one that will stay with them for years to come.
Installations:After a busy day on the beach in Great Yarmouth, escape the crowds and return to this beautiful woodland park and your second-to-none holiday home. With a selection of accommodation options, you can choose between classic caravans or luxury cabins, ensuring you are well rested and ready for another day of fun holiday after a good night's sleep. The caravan park has heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a playground and a sports field. The little ones can learn about the surrounding wildlife during Nature Rockz activities and the whole family will enjoy the nightly entertainment.
3. Cherry Tree Parkdean Resorts
Place:Burghkasteel, Great Yarmouth
Best for:Traditional seaside treats in Great Yarmouth
Not only does this park get rave reviews for its friendly locations and staff, but it's also the perfect place to enjoy Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Beach.
Great Yarmouth and its pleasure beach have long been a favorite with British tourists, and with good reason! You can't get much better than this Norfolk seaside town when it comes to enjoying the classic British holiday. With an impressive pier, plenty of places to get ice cream, and unbeatable fish 'n' chips, you'll have plenty of chances to spoil your family during your stay. Be sure to save yourself a delicious dinner at the caravan park.
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Cherry Tree is ideal for families and the caravan park has kids' clubs for the little ones. Youngsters will enjoy making new friends on vacation, and you never have to worry about being the main source of entertainment.
Installations:Besides the kids clubs, you have to work hard to keep the kids away from the adventure playground and indoor playground. With heated indoor and outdoor pools and easy access to the beach, you can enjoy family fun whatever the weather. Get lost on the wacky pirate-themed golf course or enjoy spectacular evening entertainment. Gym bunnies will be pleased to know that there is a gym in the caravan park and a multi-sports field. Even the most discerning of guests will be satisfied with a meal at the park's restaurant, although you can always self-cater in your peaceful accommodation.
4. Haven Caister-on-Sea
Place:Caister-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth
Best for:The charming village of Caister-on-Sea and local aerial adventures
Have you ever seen yourself as plain old Indiana Jones? Your dreams can come true on a holiday at this Norfolk park. An aerial adventure course (and mini version for the little ones) lets you swing through the trees and satisfy your inner daredevil.
Caister-on-Sea is one of Norfolk's best kept secrets and the miles of golden beaches bordering the park will keep families returning to this lovely holiday park in Great Yarmouth for years to come. The site has been open since 1906 and has more than earned its reputation as one of the best caravan holiday parks in the area.
Installations:The brand new Adventure Village at this holiday park is an absolute must. With an adventure playground and entertainment stage, this is the place to be. In addition, there is a heated indoor pool with a multi-lane waterslide, miniature golf and an all-weather sports field. With three gourmet rooms, you always have new fun options when choosing what to eat.
5. Parkdean Resorts California Cliffs
Place:Rottenstone Lane, Great Yarmouth
Best for:Centro SEA LIFE van Great Yarmouth
If you have budding marine biologists in your family, or even just a little one with a sea wonder, you'll want to check out the SEA LIFE center at Great Yarmouth.
One of Norfolk's top attractions, the center has an incredible sea tunnel to walk through, where sharks and rays from around the world swim overhead. You'll feel like you're walking on the bottom of the sea and it's sure to be a hit with all the family, from kids to teens.
Put what you have learned into practice at the holiday park with an indoor and outdoor swimming pool complex. There is even a wind-up slide so you can slide like a dolphin in the wonderfully heated water!
Installations:In addition to the outdoor and indoor pool, there is also direct beach access to the golden sands of Scratby Beach. This Norfolk park has crazy golf, a playground and plenty of kids' clubs to keep the little ones busy during their holiday. As well as the fantastic bar & restaurant and takeaway, the place also has a Costa Coffee - perfect for those late evenings with the kids. With a range of accommodation options, you're sure to find 'the one' when it comes to choosing your perfect holiday home in Great Yarmouth.
6. Harbor Coast
Place:Noord-Denes, Great Yarmouth
Best for:Walking distance to the attractions of Great Yarmouth
This friendly holiday park in Norfolk is a short walk from Great Yarmouth and its leisure beach. There is also a wagon train that takes you into town which is a fun activity in itself!
There is plenty to see and do in Great Yarmouth. We definitely recommend visiting the Merrivale Model Village, where kids and adults alike will love seeing the picturesque little world scenes. There's also a railway garden, arcade and miniature golf course in Merrivale, so you could easily spend an afternoon there.
If your loved ones enjoy golf, they'll be happy to know that there's also miniature golf at the park. If you prefer to relax on the beach, you of course have direct access to the caravan park. The beach is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and you couldn't pick a nicer place to take a nap.
Installations:If you want to live in a park with really good facilities in a great location, look no further. With many new places and activities, the park plays a good role when it comes to keeping the fun alive. There is an excellent indoor pool complex - Shore Water Park - with two canals, a water play area and a large swimming pool. There are five impressive dining options for family and dinner, and of course they're all within easy reach of your cozy abode, so you can probably just go home when you're full of good food...
7. Parkdean Resorts Breydon Water
Place:Butt Lane, Great Yarmouth
Best for:Norfolk Broads Wonders
The Norfolk Broads are world famous and it's easy to see why. Gentle channels carry charming narrow boats through the green landscape of the Broads. There are many hiking trails along the canal paths, so you can experience a walking holiday in any way you like. The Broads are the perfect setting to reconnect with nature and a walk with your family can take you through pretty villages and medieval buildings. Of course we'd stop for a cream tea or two along the way if we were you.
After a wonderful day exploring the Norfolk Broads, it's just a short drive to your family-friendly holiday park in Great Yarmouth. Whether you live in a classic motorhome or a more luxurious holiday home, you have a comfortable oasis to return to after a busy day.
Right next to the park is a Roman Fort and also Gorleston Beach - which you may already know!
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Installations:Live in style at this beautiful holiday park in Norfolk. Great Yarmouth and miles of Gorleston Beach are close by, but even closer are the park's fantastic swimming pools. With an indoor and outdoor pool, you can have fun come rain or shine. You will be well fed at the caravan park with a wide selection of food and drink. After participating in some of the park's activities, relax and enjoy one of the spectacular evening shows.
8. Parkdean Resorts Summerfields
Place:Strand Road, Great Yarmouth
Best for:Visiting Norwich and fantastic kids clubs
We're sure you'll want to spend most of your time with your family on the beach, but if you fancy visiting a major Norfolk city, historic Norwich is fairly close to this holiday park. Stroll through the pretty streets while visiting the medieval cathedral or the old Saxon market.
This holiday park in Great Yarmouth is ideal for families with energetic young children as there is plenty to do on site. From kids' clubs to a sports field, there's no shortage of ways to let off steam.
Installations:Whether you're looking for great kids' clubs or great pools, this is a motorhome holiday park you must visit. You can relax and cook for yourself in your caravan, or enjoy dinner in the park's bar and restaurant. Don't forget to save up for delicious fish and chips on a Norfolk beach too!
9. Parkdean Resorts Vauxhall
Place:Acle New Road, Great Yarmouth
Best for:Family fun at the local water park
Vauxhall Holiday Park has one of Norfolk's largest water parks. Swap the local sandy beach for the indoor and heated Tropical Water World, complete with slides, fountains and a special children's area for the little ones.
In fact, this is one of the best holiday parks in Yarmouth for families with young children - as well as an adventure play area in a tree house, there is also an outdoor wet play area and an indoor play area.
Vauxhall Holiday Park has direct access to the beach and is within easy reach of all the delights of Great Yarmouth.
Installations:As well as all these great attractions at Vauxhall Holiday Park there is a gym, sauna and multi-sports pitch. With a bar and restaurant, as well as a takeaway on site, there is also a selection of caravans to choose from - save your holiday money or treat yourself and book luxury accommodation.
Your perfect holiday park awaits you
Norfolk is full of areas of outstanding natural beauty., historic towns and epic beaches - so if we were you we'd get one of these caravans near Great Yarmouth ASAP!
Even if you want to see what else is out there, we don't blame you. Cheerfulwe have many caravans to choose from, then you are guaranteed to find the right one for you.Then take a look at our overviewthe best holiday parks in England?You never know, you might find the right park somewhere you've never thought of before. With fantastic parks in the UK, your next holiday is just a few clicks away.
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