Located on the Eastern coast of England in Norfolk, 50,000-person strong Great Yarmouth has been a seaside resort since the 18th century. In recent years, it has become a centre for renewable energy industries. A wind farm of 30 generators is situated off its coast, and the town services offshore natural gas rigs.
Unsurprisingly, given Great Yarmouth's seaside location, many of its attractions are nautical in nature. Miles of sandy beaches, Sea Life Aquarium, Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach, Marina Centre (complete with tropical pool!), and the Time and Tide Museum all bring in visitors and residents. The Norfolk Broads, with day boats and canoes for hire, are only a few miles inland from Great Yarmouth.
Great Yarmouth is the hometown of Black Beauty author Anna Sewell, the legendary Admiral Horatio Nelson, and international action film star Jason Statham alike.