Great Yarmouth Racecourse Caravan Club Site (REF : GYA)

Jellicoe Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 4AU

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  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes

Why stay here ...

Great Yarmouth Racecourse Club Site is located in an excellent position next to the racecourse should you fancy a flutter and the famous 18-hole golf course offers hours of leisurely pleasure. The caravan site is a mere 300 yards from the seafront, with a bus stop just outside the site entrance making it perfect for sunbathing in summer and long relaxing strolls. Also within the lively holiday resort of Yarmouth, visitors have access to a self-contained six-acre pleasure beach complete with countless traditional seaside attractions to delight both young and old.

With a bus stop just outside the site entrance there are many attractions within easy reach of Great Yarmouth Racecourse Club Site including the Yarmouth Time and Tide Museum, the Sea Life centre and Thirgby Hall Wildlife Gardens, which houses an interesting range of big cats, crocodiles and other reptiles. Moving inland from the caravan site you will discover the Broads, popular for romantic boat cruises and the rolling unspoilt beauty of Britain's newest National Park. Great places to visit during a day trip to the Broads include the National Trust site, Horsey Windpump and nearby coastal town of Sea Palling, which boasts a sandy Blue Flag beach.

**Members are welcome on site during race days, however we are unable to accept arrivals on a race day. Dogs are also welcome on race days but we ask that you please keep them on a lead. Visit the Great Yarmouth Racecourse website for the most up to date information**

Things to do on site ...

  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi

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Walking notes:

The Broads National Park Britain’s largest protected wetland, with unique wildlife and over 190 miles of footpaths and nature trails.Locally, the site is situated just minutes walk from a sandy beach which stretches for miles along the Norfolk coast. The seaside town of Great Yarmouth is just over a mile walk along the seafront or alternatively alongside the River Bure, one of the busiest rivers in Britain.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

The closest are Londis and Co-op, a 10 minute walk from the site. Tesco, Sainsburys, Aldi and Asda are about 2 miles or a 5 minute drive from the site. All are accessible for motorhomes.

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Directions

Turn left off the A47 (Norwich - Great Yarmouth) at the roundabout onto the A149 (signposted Caister). In about 1 mile at the third set of traffic lights turn right into Jellicoe Road (signposted Racecourse). In 0.25 mile turn left at the roundabout into racecourse entrance (beware of blind turning). Continue across the racetrack to the site.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
NR30 4AU
GPS:
Lat 52.628 / Lon 1.7332
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
TG526103
OS map ref:
134
Handbook map ref:
N7

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Yarmouth and Caister
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: Norwich
  • Nearest train station: Great Yarmouth
  • Train station within 5 miles

Activities

Great Yarmouth 2020 Race Days (during site opening dates):

  • April - 21, 28
  • May - 20, 29
  • June - 1 (eve), 10, 11, 26
  • July - 2, 8, 15 (eve), 23, 28
  • August - 5 (eve), 6, 13 (eve), 25, 30
  • September - 15, 16, 17
  • October - 12, 20

Members are welcome on site during race days, however we are unable to accept arrivals on a race day. Dogs are also welcome on race days but we ask that you please keep them on a lead. Visit the Great Yarmouth Racecourse website for the most up to date information.

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Fantastic Time at GY Racecourse

I have stopped at the racecourse site a number of times this year. The welcome you get by the wardens is so nice, and they will be missed next year. Facilities are immaculate, so clean. I tend to pitch away from the main toilet block as travel with 3 cocker spaniels so are normally out on the right hand side of the site as you drive in. For me coming to Great Yarmouth is like going home as my Dad came from Gorleston. I love it, you are close to the bus stop if you need to go into town or out to Caister. You only have to walk across the old railway bridge and the sea and Denes are in front of you. Once you are down on the beach you can walk for miles both ways and no restrictions on dogs until you get past the Britannia Pier in GY. You can also catch the Landtrain that runs from the Haven site to Britannia Pier, either by flagging them down or catching on the way back, and they are so good at dropping me off at the Iron Duke (which is an old pub that has seen better days). Love the place so much that I plan to move there, but for now I've got my dates for 2020 and can't wait for the site to open again.
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Fantastic site.

This has to be one of the best sites we have been on in the UK, wardens are really helpful nothing seemed a problem.The washing/shower areas are brilliant and spotless The area is great for bikes,no hills if you turn right out of site and only a small one if you do a left,great pub yards away just across road from site. All in all a fan 4day stay

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Great site apart from chip van

Excellent site great for family fun days on a race day. Shame that when we arrived we found that a chip van was on site on the Saturday. We decided to give it a try and wish we hadn't. I have a lactose intolerance and asked the woman who it transpired was the daughter. She had no idea so asked the man that was cooking it who I found out was the father. Well I'm glad I don't have a dad like that. He was very obnoxious towards her and didn't care that I was asking, he wasn't prepared to even check. My husband is a very tolerant man but on this occasion even he couldn't deal with the attitude. So we walked into town and tried a few chip shops but they couldn't accomodate me but were very helpful. We ended up in McDonald's! However this would not stop us from coming back to the site we just won't be going to the chip van. The wardens were great too.

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The owner of the chip van has been in touch as he was very concerned to read your review and wanted to clear up any misunderstanding as he works hard to ensure his customers are happy with their service. He misheard you and thought you had asked for gluten free batter which unfortunately they don't do. He thought he had advised in a friendly manner that unfortunately they didn't have gluten free batter but apologies if you thought this was not the case. 

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Good site and wonderful wardens.

This was our second stay this year. Lots to do in the area and our grandchildren love it. Although we use our own facilities there is a spotlessly clean toilet block with washing cubicles and showers,which is heated. The reception sell ice cream, toilet fluids etc. and the adjacent static site has a small supermarket. The wardens are very friendly and helpful without over regulation. I was ashamed to see that other site users made life difficult for them by putting dog poo and the remains of take-away food in recycling bins, as well as shards of broken glass. We also experienced two race days and a Beatles tribute band whilst there, at no cost.
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Fantastic site and staff

We have stayed at this site every year since we bought our caravan 13 years ago. It suits our needs for facilities and variety of things to do at Great Yarmouth and around. The site and the facilities are spotless. I use the disabled room for my son, which is a very good size and has all the facilities you need. Over the years we have had to ask the site for help for different issues/problems and they have always been very helpful and friendly. You can't drive through when the races are on (understandably), so we just work our way around it - it isn't a problem. It's actually quite nice to hear the entertainment that follows the races on some evenings - it isn't too loud to be annoying on the part of the site we usually set up. Unfortunately, the only thing that will stop us coming, or reduce the time we spend here, will be the cost - they have just increased the cost this year which is forcing us to reluctantly look at CL sites - otherwise we would be back here like a shot.

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Telephone:
01493 855223

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Great Yarmouth Race Days

Great Yarmouth 2020 Race Days (during site opening dates):

  • April - 21, 28
  • May - 20, 29
  • June - 1 (eve), 10, 11, 26
  • July - 2, 8, 15 (eve), 23, 28
  • August - 5 (eve), 6, 13 (eve), 25, 30
  • September - 15, 16, 17
  • October - 12, 20

Members are welcome on site during race days, however we are unable to accept arrivals on a race day. Dogs are also welcome on race days but we ask that you please keep them on a lead. Visit the Great Yarmouth Racecourse website for the most up to date information.