Having lived and worked in the East Anglia region for most of my life I have a pretty good understanding of our beautiful county.
Not everybody is especially keen on the Far East coast however this area does hold a soft spot for me having spent a number of years in my later teens growing up there. So twenty years ago, we were waiting for the outer harbour to be built, which would then mean that they would dual the Acle Straight to Great Yarmouth, significantly increasing prices. However many years later when the outer harbour was finally completed, this has somewhat failed and has resulted in the A47 remaining as a single carriageway.
However… I do believe it is only a matter of time until this is addressed and at that point, Great Yarmouth and the surrounding villages to both the North and South will have a significant boost in prices. If you look to the North Norfolk coast with Holt, Clye, Cromer and to the Southern coast, Southwold and Aldeburgh there is a distinct drop in prices when you reach Kessingland which goes right through to Winterton-on-Sea.
Long-term this section of the coast has all the growth potential and this is reflected in things like the “Out There Festival” which has just enjoyed its tenth year in Great Yarmouth attracting thousands upon thousands of inquisitive tourists to this seaside location.
The picture above was taken this year at the “Out There Festival” and I am proud to say I have attended for the last three years. I am confident this type of event will help to put this underappreciated east coast location back on the map.