Coordinates: 52°34′33″N 1°43′25″E / 52.5757°N 1.7235°E / 52.5757; 1.7235

Gorleston-On-Sea is located in Norfolk

 Gorleston-On-Sea shown within Norfolk
Population 5,882 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference TG520040
District Great Yarmouth
Shire county Norfolk
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district NR31
Dialling code 01493
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament Great Yarmouth
List of places: UK • England • Norfolk

Gorleston-On-Sea, also known colloquially as Gorleston, is a settlement in Norfolk in the United Kingdom, forming part of the larger town of Great Yarmouth. Situated at the mouth of the River Yare it was a port town at the time of the Domesday Book. The port then became a centre of fishing for herring along with salt-pans used for the production of salt to preserve the fish. In Edwardian times fishing industry rapidly declined and its role changed that of a seaside resort.



Historically the town was in the county of Suffolk. In the Middle Ages it had two manors, and a small manor called Bacons. In 1832, it became apart of Great Yarmouth for electoral purposes. Finally in 1835 it merged with the town and became part of Great Yarmouth in the county of Norfolk. There used to be two railway stations. Great Yarmouth South which used to go into the Town Centre but it closed in 1970. Great Yarmouth North which used to go to Lowestoft, but it closed in 1942.

It is a seaside resort and tourist destination on the "Golden Mile". Its main attraction is its sandy "Edwardian Beach" as well as the "South Pier" amusement arcade. It has traditional seaside gardens and model boat pond. It also has a theatre on the pier called The Pavilion. The Main shopping centre is on the High Street. It has its own golf club. There are also the hospital and a library. The railway is the Great Yarmouth Station. There is a lighthouse, lifeboat station and coastwatch station on Riverside Road.[1]


  1. ^ RNLI history of Great Yarmouth & Gorleston lifeboat station.


  • Norfolk Record Office Information Leaflet 33: Great Yarmouth, (Norwich: Norfolk Record Office, 2006)

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