Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach © Keith Evans via Wikipedia Commons & Scenic Railway Roller Coaster © Richard Mills via Wikipedia Commons & Sky Drop Ride © The Pleasure Beach

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach is a popular theme park that includes a number of attractions for the whole family. The park is located in the seaside town of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk in the east of England. Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach is a long established theme park dating back to the start of the 20th century and over the years has established itself as one of Great Yarmouth’s favourite attractions. The theme park has steadily grown since it was first started and over the years has continued to regularly add new rides and attractions and currently includes close to 30 rides and attractions.


Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach includes a range of rides and attractions ranging from thrill rides to family rides to rides designed for children to enjoy. The Thrill Rides offers visitors plenty of actions and adrenaline filled excitement whilst the Family Rides offer a something for the whole family. The Kids rides are designed for children including classic favourites along with newer rides.

The Thrill Rides include the famous Scenic Railway is a classic wooden roller coaster, Built back in the 1930’s and is still one of the most popular attractions at the park. The largest ride at the park is still the star attraction at the park offering a unique experience. Disko is ride where riders sit facing outwards on a large disk, the ride then begins to spin giving riders a unique sensation. The Evolution ride takes riders sitting in cars in to the sky on its arm whilst the cars revolve 90 degrees on the axis. The Sky Drop ride stands some 22 metres tall, it is a drop tower ride in which riders sitting are rapidly ascended and descended from the tower.

Family Rides include the 4D Cinema, here visitors can experience 3D special effects, imagery and lighting combined with moving seats, air blasts, water sprays, smells and bubbles to provide a feast for the senses. The Big Apple Coaster is a roller coaster that makes its way around the 138 metre steel track, the gentle roller coaster is an ideal introduction to roller casters for children. Dodgems is a classic favourite that is still popular today, the Family Star Spinning Coaster offers a different experience for visitors with cars that can rotate of a vertical axis offering plenty of excitement. The Monorail includes 8 cars with 4 people per car offering an elevated ride on a monorail.

The Kiddie Rides include Bonanza, where visitors sit in horse shaped cars that nod up and down along the track. Cups and Saucers provides a kid’s classic ride whilst the Raft Ride rotates up and down. The Safari Train is an animal themed ride that travels around an oval track. YoYo is a swing ride with suspended seats which rotates around. The rides for children offer plenty of fun and excitement for small children.

The Pleasure Beach Gardens are located close by, they offer visitors the ideal place to relax, there are areas of grass offering a great place to enjoy a picnic and enjoy a stroll. Attractions here include the 12 hole Adventure Golf Course and the Segway Grand Prix. Sara’s Tea Rooms is a café and restaurants that offers a range of both hot and cold snacks and a number of homemade specials. There are a range of cakes and desserts along with all day breakfasts, options for lunch and main meals.

Bookings & Tickets

For further information on Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach, the latest offers, packages and tickets please see: Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach Bookings

How to Get There

The site is accessible by both car and public transport.

By Car:

The distance from central London is approx 140 miles with a journey time of approx 2 hours 45 minutes to 3 hours 45 minutes.

From London take the A13, then A406 North Circular, at Junction 4 of the A406 exit on to the M11 until junction 9a where it merges in to the A11. Take the A11 that will merge in to the A14 and back to the A11 at junction 38. Continue on the A11 then take the A47 in to Great Yarmouth and follow the tourist signs to get to the pleasure beach.

Car Parking is available on site, the cost is approx £4 that can be deducted via a voucher for those buying either tokens or wristbands on the day.

For those using Satellite Navigation systems the postcode to use is NR30 3EH.

By Train:

From London Liverpool Street Station there are services to Norwich railway station with a journey time of around 2 hours. From Norwich there are services to Great Yarmouth railway station with a journey time of approx 35 minutes.


There are regular coach services from London Victoria coach station to Great Yarmouth coach station located in the town centre, the journey time is approx 3 hours 50 minutes.

Contact Details

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach
South Beach Parade
Great Yarmouth
NR30 3EH

Telephone: +44 (0)1493 844585

Website: Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach

Facilities & Information

Opening Times:

Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach is usually open from April to the start of November covering both the peak and off peak seasons:

Mon to Sun: 11.00/12.00 to 17.00/21.00 approx. There are certain days when the opening times vary due to weather conditions.

Please Note: The opening times and days are subject to change, it is strongly recommended visitors check on the Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach website for the latest times prior to visiting.

Further Information:

Admission Prices:

Entrance to the park is free, Visitors can purchase either an all day wristband or alternatively pay as you ride tokens

Maxi Wristbands (7 years & over: £19.50 peak, £17.00 off-peak, Midi Wristbands 4 to 6 years: £15.00 peak, £13.00 off-peak, Parent & Toddler Wristband Deal (child of 3 years & under & one adult 14 years & over): £25.00 peak, £23.00 off-peak


There are a number of eateries on site that includes a fully licensed bar whilst the food court is a place where visitors can find a range of light snacks and more substantial meals. The Ice Cream Parlour offers a choice of tempting ice creams and sundaes. The Rock Shop serves a choice of sweets and chocolates, ideal for those with a sweet tooth.


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For Local Search & Directions see: Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach Map

Tips & Other Considerations

There may be some variations on the opening hours depending on the time of year and other factors. It is advisable to double check before going to ensure the attraction you wish to see is open and avoid disappointment.

Follow common sense travel tips and remain alert, vigilant and aware of your belongings at all times. Keep valuables such as wallets/purses hidden away from public view. If you have a bag try to use a shoulder bag with a good quality, strong strap, that is put across your shoulder not on your shoulder making it more difficult for anyone to take your bag.

If you are travelling by car to Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach in Norfolk ensure you are well prepared with maps and Sat Nav to aid your journey, particularly if you are not familiar with the local area and roads. For door to door directions use the journey planner to plan your trip via road and public transport. Check the latest traffic information before you travel.

If you are travelling by public transport, check for service updates prior to beginning your journey for any delays, disruption or cancellations to services that may impact on your journey. Ensure you have the service timetables for the trains, buses and coaches. Remember when the last services are and ensure you make it to the train/bus/coach stops well in time.

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Transport Links

Closest Train Stations:

Great Yarmouth : 1.7 Miles

Berney Arms: 4.3 Miles

Haddiscoe: 9.7 Miles

Closest Airports:

Norwich Airport: 24 Miles

Stansted Airport: 95 Miles
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