Richardson’s Hemsby Beach Holiday Park near Great Yarmouth makes a great destination from which to explore the stunning natural spots, seaside attractions and sandy beaches of the Norfolk coast while also enjoying a host of exciting activities on site. And, as a five-star family-owned holiday park , Richardson’s knows just how special the coast is.

Here, we explore five reasons why you should book your next holiday on the Norfolk coast.

1. Beautiful beaches

One of the main reasons people visit the coast is to spend time relaxing on or exploring the beach. From walking in the sand dunes at Winterton-on-Sea to enjoying an ice cream in a deck chair in Great Yarmouth, the beaches of Norfolk’s coast have something for everyone.

Richardson’s Hemsby Beach Holiday Park is located close to the wide open beach, which boasts golden sands backed by grassy dunes and ‘good’ quality waters, making it perfect for water-based activities.

From the Richardson’s Park reception, it’s just a 10-minute stroll down to Hemsby’s beautiful beach, and the bright lights of Great Yarmouth are only seven miles away and easily reached by open top buses operating throughout the summer. 

Eastern Daily Press: There are plenty of family-friendly activities to enjoy at Richardson’s Holiday ParkThere are plenty of family-friendly activities to enjoy at Richardson’s Holiday Park (Image: Richardson's)

2. Family fun

A host of activities can be found along Norfolk’s coast including arcades, funfairs, theatre shows, mini golf, wildlife parks and more.

Richardson’s Hemsby Beach Holiday Park also offers plenty for families to do on site – climbing walls, a multi-use games area, The Ellie Club for little ones, indoor and outdoor play areas, exciting Go Active activities and even a heated indoor pool.

Plus, the adjacent Richardson’s Family Entertainment Centre, which includes an outdoor high ropes experience, and, new for 2024, 10-pin bowling and the Coconut Tree Climb.

The Quarterdeck Show Bar also hosts fantastic family-friendly entertainment in the evenings, all included in the price of a holiday!

Discover on-park activities at Richardson’s on its website.

3. History and heritage

Norfolk’s coastline is alive with history and culture. Many of the towns have a well-documented connection to Britain’s maritime history; the Deep History Coast between Weybourne and Cart Gap is home to the earliest evidence of humans in the country and Norfolk even has links to the Vikings, who arrived on our shores in 840AD.

You can discover Great Yarmouth’s rich maritime history at the Time and Tide or Elizabethan House Museums, or head just outside the town to Burgh Castle, one of the best-preserved Roman monuments in Britain. 

The Lowestoft Maritime Museum traces the town’s history from a fishing village to a thriving port, and other stunning heritage sites can be found along the Norfolk Broads.

Find out more at the history and heritage section of the Richardson's website.

Eastern Daily Press: No coastal holiday is complete without a portion of fish and chips, and Richardson’s has its own fish bar with eat-in and takeaway optionsNo coastal holiday is complete without a portion of fish and chips, and Richardson’s has its own fish bar with eat-in and takeaway options (Image: Richardson's)

4. On the water

There’s no better way to unwind on holiday than spending time in or on the water.
Hemsby Beach is well-suited for swimming, and nearby Great Yarmouth has 15 miles of sandy beach to enjoy, as well as boat and pedalo hire at The Waterways.

You can even take a day boat trip to explore the inland waterways of the Norfolk Broads with your family from Richardson’s Day Boats Marina in Wroxham.

Richardson’s Hemsby Beach Holiday Park Go Active activities also include a range of water-based experiences. Find out more by clicking here.

5. Delicious food and drink

No coastal holiday is complete without some delicious treats, and Norfolk’s friendly seaside eateries are serving up everything from fish and chips and ice cream to fresh seafood and more.

Don’t fancy eating out? The on-site restaurants at Richardson’s Holiday Park serve up a variety of mouth-watering meal options with both table service and take away available.

The Quarterdeck Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can grab a drink and snack before a grand day out at The Coastal Café, and a portion of fish and chips from Posh Plaice is the perfect way to end the day.

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