7 places to get food by the beach in Great Yarmouth

The Beach Hut on the esplanade in Great Yarmouth

The Beach Hut in Great Yarmouth serves dirty fries, clam chowder, salt beef bagels. - Credit: Google

Need something to snack on but don't fancy leaving the beach?

Here are seven places to grab a bite right on the seafront in Great Yarmouth.

1. Merrivale Tea Rooms

Merrivale Model Village on Yarmouth seafront has been taken over by new owners, Dean Gray and Sophi

Merrivale Model Village has a tearoom - Credit: Kate Wolstenholme

Where: Merrivale Model Village, South Beach Parade, Great Yarmouth, NR30 3JG

This tea room in the Merrivale Model Village is currently run by Christopher's, a local café.

It serves cream teas, cake and a range of home cooked meals and snacks.

2. Caffe Amici

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Where: Venetian Waterways, North Dr, Great Yarmouth, NR30 4EW

Located between the beach and the Venetian Waterways, this café serves light meals such as sandwiches and quiche as well as seaside staples like ice cream sundaes.

3. Joyland American Family Diner

Joyland fun park on Marine Parade in Great Yarmouth.
Picture: James Bass

The American Family Diner is in Joyland - Credit: James Bass

Where: Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2DL

If you fancy more of a meal rather than a light lunch, then this American diner has lots on offer.

From breakfast and burgers to loaded potato skins and hot dogs, there is something for everyone. 

4. The Cow Shed

Where: Marina Beach Guest House, 49 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2EJ

Sat on the jetty, this burger joint has been described by locals as the best place for a burger on the coast.

There are a range of burgers to choose from as well as fries and a breakfast menu.

5. Sea Chef

Great Yarmouth, Britannia Pier & Theatre / Central Beach. Picture: James Bass

Great Yarmouth, Britannia Pier & Theatre / Central Beach. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2010

Where: Britannia Pier, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 2EH

As a British food staple, a trip to the beach wouldn't be complete without a stop at the chippy.

This fish and chip takeaway is on the pier, a perfect stop on the way back to the car.

6. The Beach Hut

Where: Esplanade, Great Yarmouth NR30 1EQ

Set next to the Venetian Waterways, this popular beachside eatery has options including dirty fries, clam chowder, salt beef bagels and milkshakes.

7. The Island

The Venetian Waterways in Great Yarmouth Picture: Nick Butcher

The Venetian Waterways in Great Yarmouth Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Where: Venetian Waterways, North Dr, Great Yarmouth NR30 4EW

The Island was reopened in the Venetian Waterways for the first time in a decade in 2019.

The café serves a range of cakes, hot drinks and ice cream as well as putting on live entertainment such as local pianists and classical vocalists.