Best Norfolk and Suffolk Piers

Being on the coast, the East Anglian counties of Norfolk and Suffolk have some beautiful piers along their stretch of shore in the UK. Hemsby Beach Holiday Park is conveniently located on this long coastline, and is within easy reach of several beautiful and fun-filled piers, each unique in their own way. These piers are definitely worth a visit if on a day out from the park! Read on for our best Norfolk and Suffolk piers.



Britannia Pier, Great Yarmouth

A significant part of Great Yarmouth’s seafront, Britannia Pier is known for its live entertainment shows, traditional seaside delights, tasty treats and more. The theatre puts on a variety of shows throughout the year and have been hosts to family fun names such as the Chuckle Brothers, earning it a spot on our best Norfolk and Suffolk piers.

Wellington Pier, Great Yarmouth

Wellington Pier is another staple of Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile, housing a large amusement arcade and bowling alley, as well as cafe and bar.

Cromer Pier, Cromer

Best known for its crabs, Cromer is also renowned for its beautiful Victorian-style pier. In fact, crabbing is a popular family activity to do in the summer over the side of the pier. The beautiful pier is also home to a theatre, restaurant, and bar, making it one of the best Norfolk and Suffolk piers.



Claremont Pier, Lowestoft

Claremont Pier on Lowestoft’s seafront is home to family fun and some delicious food, with its Fun Palace featuring lots of different amusement machines for the whole family, as well as Rollers, a skating venue that is open all year long! The pier also houses the Rocksalt Dining Room and Bar 1903 and Scott’s, which serves fish and chips straight from the Suffolk coast!

The South Pier, Lowestoft

South Pier is home to a variety of amusements in its arcade, as well as a gift shop. The pier also has The Fisherman’s Wharf, a fully-licensed bar which also serves food, as well as the Galley where traditional English breakfasts, fish and chips and much more is available.

Southwold Pier

A beautiful Suffolk seaside town, Southwold has many attractions in its midst, including a working lighthouse, pretty beach huts plus a busy harbour. One of the town’s most popular features is its award-winning pier, which is a sight many would associate with a classic seaside sight. Built in 1900, the pier was damaged badly in 1934 by a storm, and further damaged during World War 2. The pier continued to deteriorate until its refurbishment in 2001, and now welcomes many visitors as one of the best Norfolk and Suffolk piers.

Last reviewed 26 September 2017. Photo of Britannia Pier sign by Adrian Buck, photo of Britannia Pier at night by Keiron Tovell, courtesy of Great Yarmouth Borough Council. Photos of Cromer Pier courtesy of
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