Hemsby and Newport are two adjacent picturesque and vibrant seaside villages a few miles north of Great Yarmouth. Close to the Norfolk Broads National Park, both villages make ideal bases for touring the surrounding area and visiting the many attractions on offer. There are good bus connections to Great Yarmouth and easy road routes to a multitude of attractions and places to see. You will find a safe sandy beach bordered by sand dunes, making both villages a popular destination for families enjoying a seaside day trip or longer holiday. Families return to Hemsby and Newport year after year knowing they will get good value for money holidays with entertainment options for all ages.
There is a good selection of holiday chalets and caravan parks at affordable prices, with the beach just a short walking distance away. The visitor will also find an amazing choice of entertainment along Beach Road, ranging from clubs such as MB Leisure Bar Amusement Arcade, discos and shows offering family friendly fun, all alongside a fun fair, bingo and the stunning 9 hole Lost World Adventure themed golf course. There are plenty of eating options along Beach Road including The Lacons Arms offering a family friendly service and an extensive menu, Madisons Cafe and Donuts for light snacks and refreshments and the Hemsby Beach Cafe for ‘quick bites’ dine in or takeaway. For traditional seaside fish and chips look no further than Newport Fish and Chips.
In the centre of the village of Hemsby you will find a range of shops, pubs and food outlets serving a wide variety of eating choices for all of your holiday needs, including The Hong Kong Chinese takeaway in Kings Way.
Once a year during August, Hemsby Beach hosts a hugely popular family friendly event. The Longshore Herring Festival takes place at Hemsby Lifeboat Station and offers visitors the chance to join local people in celebration of the area’s unique fishing history and traditions as well as raising money for the independently funded lifeboat service who are on duty 365 days a year. Don’t miss the opportunity to join in the fun, watch the parade, listen to live music and sample herrings cooked on the beach, followed by a firework display.