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Great Yarmouth Removals
Great Yarmouth has long been a favourite seaside destination for many. The Pleasure Beach opened in 1932 and has a scenic railway enjoyed by many. Great Yarmouth Britannia Pier has theatre shows, arcades, and rides, as well as a long sandy beach. However, Great Yarmouth is also a fantastic place to live, as well as holiday. The coastal town in Norfolk has some incredible architecture and the coast boasts some fascinating wildlife, from seals to rare seabirds. If you have always considered Great Yarmouth nothing but a holiday destination, think again.
Moving to Great Yarmouth
Property prices are low in Great Yarmouth, but this doesn’t mean that homes are of a poor standard. Parts of the old town, between the River Yare and the sea, have some lovely areas such as South Quay and the Minister. These locations are full of Dutch gables, half-timbered cottages, and 18th century town houses. Along the coast, in the north, there are some lovely seaside villas and houses. Those moving to Great Yarmouth must be prepared that the vast majority of properties need some TLC, but due to affordable property prices money is often left over from budgets for this.
In terms of properties for sale, large detached homes and town houses range between £250,000 and £650,000. Modest detached properties and semis fall between £130,000 and £280,000. Terraced homes and cottages can be purchased for as little as £60,000, with prices escalating to £160,000. For those looking to rent, a one-bedroom flat will need a budget of £400 to £500 pcm, and three-bed family homes hover between £500 pcm and £800 pcm dependant on location and condition of the property.
Britannia Movers are ideally located just 50 minutes from Great Yarmouth in Shipdham, Norfolk. They offer a seamless house removals service, as well as a number of different storage options.
Best Beaches in Great Yarmouth
Undoubtedly, the most popular beach is Great Yarmouth Pier Beach. There are so many attractions surrounding the vast stretch of sandy coast that it is very popular with families. The amenities are excellent and the beach is very clean. Children can enjoy traditional donkey rides and, after a few sandcastle escapades, can test their crazy golf skills.
For another sandy beach, but one that is quieter, visit Castier Point. Although this beach still offers donkey rides and has a café and pub nearby, it is often a favourite for families who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the Pier beach. Also, this beach is dog friendly.
To really get away from the tourist areas, Scratby Beach is ideal. It is a sand and shingle beach, ideal for those who want to swim, or enjoy a spot of fishing. Aside from a block of toilets, there is little else at this beach, so remember to take a picnic if you pay it a visit.
Transport Links Great Yarmouth
Great Yarmouth railway station isn’t the most well connected, however, there is an hourly service to Norwich which takes 33 minutes. From Norwich, London Liverpool Street is accessible in under two hours and there are also services to Manchester, Liverpool, Cambridge, and Nottingham.
The bus station in Great Yarmouth is the major hub for local routes and is located under Market Gates Shopping Centre. Services link to suburban areas and onwards to Peterborough, Lowestoft via Norwich, and King’s Lynn.
Although Great Yarmouth is located on the coast, there are a number of A roads connecting it to inland areas. The nearby A11 connects to the M11, ideal for those wanting to drive to London or other areas further afield.