Great Yarmouth is a brilliant budget break for British families. A trip to the seaside is the perfect way to unwind without breaking the bank. If you’re looking for some cost-effective fun this summer, then this is the ultimate budget guide to getting the very best out of Great Yarmouth. If you travel to the quieter end of the beach then you might be able to see the seals
Where to Stay
Finding wallet-friendly accommodation is always one of the big challenges of booking a holiday. Thankfully, Great Yarmouth has plenty of cute B&Bs dotted around the town that really won’t break the bank. For under £50 you can stay at the hilariously named Fawlty Towers in a simple double room with an ensuite. Whilst the interior isn’t ultra-modern, it is spotlessly clean and has all the conveniences you could need. As well as this, the staff are incredibly friendly, the breakfast is enormous, and it’s a stone’s throw from the beach. In terms of value for money, it’s a winner.
Cheer Home a Winner at Great Yarmouth Racecourse
A day at the races is always great fun, but if you’re wanting to place bets on every race then it can become expensive – that is, unless you look for a little help online. Lots of bookmakers give out free bets to new customers, so it could help you save some money compared to betting on the course. Set yourself a limit on what you can bet with. If you leave with money then you can spend that on dinner later, if not then you’ll not have broken the bank! The racecourse in Great Yarmouth is relatively small, making it easy to navigate for those who aren’t regular racegoers. Pitching up by the winning post is the best spot on the course and if you’re organised then you can enjoy a picnic and avoid the costly on-course catering.
Fish and Chips on the Beach
Enjoying proper seaside food on the beach is one of life’s great pleasures, but fish and chips for a big family can get expensive. If you’re all happy to share though, then we’ve found the perfect fish and chip shop to treat yourselves at. Charlie’s Traditional Fish & Chips is based on Nelson Road, a little walk from the seafront. Whilst the shops right by the beach have artificially high prices, Charlie’s is a local shop and, as such, has sensible prices and enormous portions. A large fish and chips will easily serve two who are very hungry or even three for a smaller dinner. Get it wrapped up in a newspaper and take it down to the sandy beach to enjoy it. Watch out for seagulls though! Once you’ve finished, take a stroll along the beach to the fairground. Whilst many of us head straight to Blackpool for their bigger selection of rides, Great Yarmouth provides an old seaside town atmosphere, which we can’t get enough of.