Local Area Information

The lighthouse is located on the edge of the picturesque village of Winterton-on-Sea, approximately 8 miles from Great Yarmouth. 36 miles to Norwich.

The village has a wonderful pub, a fish and chip shop, as well as a beach cafe with great food. The sandy beach is a national nature reserve, and is part of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Winterton beach is listed as one of Rough Guide's top 30 destinations in the world and dog friendly.

The Norfolk Broads are the UK's largest wetland area, and are perfect for boating, cycling and walking.

Some Of Our Favourite Places nearby.....

DUNES CAFÉ – Winterton on Sea

Perched on the sand dunes at Winterton-on sea, this café is a fantastic place to start the day - sit outside with the dogwalkers and enjoy the best coffee and Full English breakfast overlooking the waves breaking on the shoreline.

The GUNTON ARMS – www.theguntonarms.co.uk

The Gunton Arms is a traditional pub with a difference. Set in an extensive historic park near Cromer in North Norfolk, the Michelin star quality food is the best of British from chef Stuart Tattersall (ex head chef at Mark Hix) who uses local ingredients including venison from the surrounding deer park. And the owner of the pub is an art dealer who has hung the walls with works by well-known artists including Damian Hirst, Tracey Emin and Jake and Dinos Chapman.

BURE RIVER FISH RESTAURANT www.burerivercottagerestaurant.co.uk

The owners of this little place in the village of Horning left Fishworks restaurant in London to set up in Norfolk. A simple place yet this is the best restaurant for fish for miles around with a great complimentary winelist.

BRITON ARMS www.britonsarms.co.uk

We love to wander through this ramshackle old building up to the tables at the back where a  little garden terrace overlooks an ancient churchyard.  The owners of this place are sisters whose renowned homemade cakes make for an essential visit around tea time.

WIVETON HALL www.wivetonhall.co.uk

Wiveton Estate café is a buzzing and relaxed place for families and friends to gather to eat and drink.  We love to enjoy in the Summer drinks around sunset watching the changing sky overlooking the flats towards the sea.

TIME & TIDE MUSEUM www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/

A fascinating little museum stashed with interesting relics and local history which fondly charts the heritage of this significant maritime centre of England.

OLD VICARAGE – EAST RUSTON www.e-ruston-oldvicaragegardens.co.uk

Owners, Graham and Alan began with a blank canvas of typical agricultural fields around the house and over the years have poured their love and passion for gardens and plants into what is now an extrordinary place extending over 30 acres.  This is the perfect place to witness the seasons of nature.  Nothing is done by halves – the gardens are full of surprises , always riot of colour and shapes – the perfect place to stroll in the sunshine on a Sunday afternoon.  Great tearoom. Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 2.30 – 5.30pm. 20 minutes drive.


If the weather is good its really nice to take a boat out on the broads. Martham is the nearest point from the Lighthouse.  You can also drive to Ludham or Wroxham.. we usually take a day boat for a couple of hours. They hire small electrical boats.


Great place to visit - this medieval town has everything for a quick visit or a day out. Cinema City – great movie theatre.  Puppet Theatre for the kids. Theatre Royal has great plays.

There are all the shops – from John Lewis and Apple to Hollister and Marks & Spencer.